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Understanding Probate

June 25, 2021

Probate is the process of legally proving a person’s will after their death. A person has a will in place to give directions regarding assets and to distribute property to beneficiaries, among other things. When someone dies, the law generally requires you to prove the decedent’s will in order to properly and legally distribute assets. If you die without a will, the state laws guide how your assets are divided. This is called dying intestate. Therefore, it is in your best interest to put a will in place to ensure that your wishes are met and that your loved ones are cared for as you desire.

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Estate Planning Checklist

May 21, 2021

An estate plan is the best way to provide for your loved ones after your death. It ensures that your property and assets get distributed according to your wishes and it also helps your family make important decisions. Here is a checklist to prepare for the creation of your estate plan.

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Five Reasons You Need a Will

April 16, 2021

A will is an important document and is part of your estate plan. It is essential for all adults to have a will in place, yet many people don’t have one. Here are five reasons why you need to have a last will and testament in place.

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Power of Attorney FAQs

March 19, 2021

When you wish to allow someone to attend to your matters, you must provide them legal power of attorney. Power of attorney is a legal designation that gives a designee the legal authorization to handle your decisions and finances.

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What are the Essential Elements of an Estate Plan?

February 19, 2021

The goal of any good estate plan is to provide an easy path for your loved ones and beneficiaries if you become incapacitated or upon your death. There are some essential elements that you should include in your estate plan.

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Case Study: Receiving an Inheritance? It May Impact Your Medicaid Benefits

January 8, 2021

The windfall of an inheritance—expected or unexpected—can feel like a blessing for many. However, if you’re receiving Medicaid benefits, or may need to apply for Medicaid, an inheritance can have a significant impact on those benefits.

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Tips for Making a Last Will and Testament

December 28, 2020

A last will and testament is one of the essential parts of your estate plan and it is a document that every adult should implement. Luckily, it is not difficult to put a will in place to protect yourself and your loved ones in the event of your death.

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What is the Best Way to Donate to Charity?

November 30, 2020

Charitable organizations are always in need of donations, and the global pandemic has made the need more urgent. Now is a good time to give to help support those who are less fortunate. Here are some tips for making the best possible charitable contribution.

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What is a Living Will and Do I Need One?

November 20, 2020

A living will goes by several names including an advance directive, medical directive, and declaration to physicians. It is a legal document that gives directions to doctors regarding critical medical decisions if you are unable to do so due to incapacitation.

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Last Will and Testament FAQ

November 13, 2020

A last will and testament is a necessary legal document that every adult over the age of 18 should have in place. Here are answers to some of the common questions that people have about wills.

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