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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Special Needs Trusts in California

When you have a loved one with special needs, your estate plan may be more complex than a standard estate plan. Special needs trusts are something very important to individuals who have a loved one with special needs. These trusts are excellent tools that help ensure your loved one will be cared for upon your […]

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Creating an Estate Plan to Protect Your Children

The last thing any parent wants to think about is what will happen to their children should both them and their spouse pass away earlier than expected. Untimely death is perhaps one of the most dreary subjects to dwell on, however, it is necessary to prepare for. At least once you have established a secure […]

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Can I Create an Estate Plan With my Partner, Even if we are not Married?

It is always a good idea to create an estate plan, no matter your financial circumstances or means. However, if you are currently unmarried, though your significant other is your life partner, you must draft an estate plan to ensure you retain at least some of the benefits inherently granted to married couples. Married couples […]

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