Category: Estate Planning

Can Your Parent’s Estate Go to Probate?

It can be very difficult to deal with the passing of a parent. But when you are left to deal with their estate it can get quite confusing rather quickly – especially if it goes to probate. Probate is the settling of an individual’s estate by a court-appointed executor. While it can be simpler if the estate fits within a c...

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You Can Create Your Own Estate Plan – But Should You?

When planning for your family’s future, it is inevitable that we think about where we will be in five, ten, fifteen years, and where our families will be when we pass. There is no denying that you know your own property wishes better than anyone else, so it seems rather appealing to execute your own estate plan; in fact, it seems that you may even save a lot of m...

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The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

As the end of the calendar year approaches, it’s easy to get swept away in the crush of family gatherings, holiday lights, and rich desserts. But there is one more thing you should add to your already full to-do list — gift giving. You are probably thinking that you already have that covered, but if you want to minimize ...

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Planning For A Long Life And All That That Entails

“Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm sixty four?” When Paul McCartney penned those lines he was in his 20s. 64 must have seemed ancient to him. He is well past the 64 mark now, but the tune still resonates. Not quite hidden beneath the clarinets is a serious question about what will happen to us as we grow older. It doesn’t hurt to think about this question and use all the ...

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