The importance of planning ahead for long-term care

The need for long-term care should be considered during the estate planning process. Recent statistics show that an estimated 60 percent of Americans will need long-term care at some point in their lives. Long-term care is becoming more common as our population ages and life spans lengthen. This is because many people of advanced age […]

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Estate planning in the electronic age: protecting your digital assets

Take a moment to think about your digital footprint. Do you have accounts on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest? What about business networks like those established by industry groups, alumni associations or on LinkedIn? Do you have online access to pay your credit cards, utilities, mortgage, car payments, student loans or other debts? […]

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Due care can help you avoid common estate planning mistakes

Many people avoid estate planning so they don’t have to think about the issue of their own deaths. However, much like taxes, death is inevitable. By understanding our own mortality – and taking steps now to plan ahead – we can protect both our loved ones and our assets after we are gone. Generally, something […]

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California Pet Trusts

For many people, pets are considered part of the family and are even included when it comes time to create an estate plan. A lot of times, people want to make sure that their pets are taken care of in the event that they pass away. One of the ways that an individual can include […]

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What is an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?

When an individual begins the process of estate planning, one of the things that they may want to consider is life insurance. Life insurance can allow an individual to have some security that their family will be taken care of when they pass away. What many people don’t realize is that they have the ability […]

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Special Power of Attorney vs. General Power of Attorney

A power of attorney can be an incredible tool and is actually quite easy to obtain. However, when it comes time to think about appointing someone as your attorney in fact, it is important to consider which type of power of attorney should be obtained. Giving another person the power to conduct significant business matters, […]

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