Top Excuses For Putting Off Estate Planning

I hear a lot of excuses why people are not ready to prepare an estate plan.  I even used some of these myself. I thought I would share the ones I hear most frequently. Seeing a lawyer is intimidating Lawyers can be intimidating, plus as a general profession, lawyers do not have the greatest reputati...

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IRA Beneficiary Trust

IRA Beneficiary Trust

For many people, their retirement assets consist of accounts such as an employer sponsored 401(k) plan and/or IRA accounts. The reason for doing so it obvious: they allow for either tax-deferred growth of your hard earned money. One pitfall of these accounts is what will happen to them when you pass...

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Wednesday Words: Intestate Succession

Wednesday Words: Intestate Succession

Lawyers seem to have their own language. Many certainly speak in jargon. While I try to speak in plain English, there are many terms that are used in estate planning that need to be explained. One is “Intestate Succession.” Intestate Succession is the method by which property is distribu...

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