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Dealing with Unusual Estate Assets

Posted on : August 31, 2018, By:  George Dillon
Dealing with Unusual Estate Assets

Most people own something. Whether you have bank accounts, automobiles, or just a few personal belongs, they have to go somewhere when you pass away. During probate, the personal representative of your estate will gather your assets and safeguard them until probate is finished. Personal representatives sometimes have a tough job, especially when dealing with […]

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There’s More than One Power of Attorney

Posted on : August 29, 2018, By:  George Dillon
There's More Than One Power of Attorney

At times it may become necessary to have someone to take care of business for you. But you may not be sure how to appoint an agent. Maybe you only need an agent for one transaction or you want something with a little grander scope. Also, giving someone power over your life can be a […]

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Does a Pre-Nuptial Agreement Trump an Estate Plan?

Posted on : August 27, 2018, By:  George Dillon
Does a Pre-Nuptial Agreement Trump an Estate Plan?

Getting ready for a wedding involves strict attention to many details, both small and large. Sometime between sending the invitations and leaving for the honeymoon, the bride and groom may decide to sign a pre-nuptial agreement. They also need to give some thought to their estate plans. Specifically, does a pre-nuptial agreement trump an estate […]

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Yes, You Can Disinherit Family Members (But Only Sometimes)

Posted on : August 24, 2018, By:  George Dillon
Yes, You Can Disinherit Family Members (But Only Sometimes)

People don’t always want their family members to inherit from them. Some spouses, like Julia and her husband, Rob, are not financially dependent on each other. Martin is estranged from his youngest daughter, Emily, and does not feel comfortable leaving her anything in his Will. And Marla and her husband, Jack, dislike each other but […]

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Estate Planning for Young Parents

Posted on : August 22, 2018, By:  George Dillon
Estate Planning for Young Parents

Crib? Check. Diapers? Check. Estate plan? … Young parents usually get their house in order before a new baby arrives. It’s unlikely, though, that they think about estate planning. However, taking care of this important step helps secure your child’s future. Typical Estate Planning The most common documents in an estate plan are a Will, […]

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Stuff DIY Estate Planning Can’t Do

Posted on : August 20, 2018, By:  George Dillon
Stuff DIY Estate Planning Can't Do

Millions of dollars are spent every year on do-it-yourself projects. In fact, there are large stores and websites devoted to meeting the needs of people who enjoy everything from painting to landscaping to building furniture. However, often DIY projects don’t quite turn out as expected. Sometimes it’s because the people doing them don’t have the […]

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Sometimes It’s Okay to Talk About Death

Posted on : August 17, 2018, By:  George Dillon
Sometimes It's Okay to Talk About Death

One common estate planning excuse is, “I don’t feel comfortable talking about death.” Set aside the fact that estate planning also deals with life. We still need to understand it’s okay to talk about death sometimes. In fact, it is necessary. “For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are […]

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Long-Term Care: Are My Parents Ready for It?

Posted on : August 15, 2018, By:  George Dillon
Long-term care, nursing home, Medicaid

Charlotte’s parents, Raymond and Leah, started to need more help with their daily activities. Both suffered from chronic diseases and one or both of them seemed headed for 24/7 care. As Charlotte helped them plan, she wondered if her parents were really ready to accept long-term care – and whether they could pay for it. […]

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Quirky Celebrity Wills: Robin Williams

Posted on : August 14, 2018, By:  George Dillon
Quirky Celebrity Wills: Robin Williams

Sometimes an individual’s Will seems to reflect their personality. After all, it is an extremely individual document. Comedian Robin Williams should be applauded for doing his estate planning. He also managed to get a little of his character into what otherwise might have been an extremely dry legal document. It’s not quirky, but he took […]

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I’m Too Young for Incapacity Planning, Right?

Posted on : August 9, 2018, By:  George Dillon
I'm Too Young for Incapacity Planning, Right?

Life can hit hard and with no notice. It doesn’t care how old or young you are. Incapacity and disability may creep up slowly or shatter someone’s future in a split second. If you feel you are too young for incapacity planning, read on. It’s Almost Unthinkable. And, yes, the likelihood you’ll be disabled or […]

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