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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What am I responsible for as an executor?

When people plan their estates, they appoint the important position of an executor. This person is important in making sure the arrangements set forth by the deceased are followed as outlined. The executor has significant obligations set by the testator, the individual who made the will. Along with these responsibilities, the executor can also be […]

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How can a special needs trust help the dependent party?

When thinking about the future, people often come to terms with the idea that they will have to create a will. In this will, they plan the administration of their estate and make sure all their possessions are given to the proper beneficiary. Although this can be a tough topic to face, it proves to […]

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How do I prepare for my pet’s future?

As humans, we value our companions in life. Not only does this consist of our loved ones, it includes our pets too. Our dogs, cats and any other animal we’ve made into our companion have become a big part of our lives. They are part of the family. Every day we treat these pets as […]

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