Estate Planning

What Are Last Wills and Testaments

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Last wills and testaments explained. The phrase “last will and testament” may seem intimidating. However, it simply is a formal way for you to say who gets your property when you pass away. Perhaps more importantly, wills state who will serve as guardians for your children if you pass away prematurely. Because of this, every family […]

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What is Estate Planning?

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Wondering about planning? When it comes to protecting your family, every question you have is important. Even if you never considered what estate planning involves, we want to provide you a clear roadmap. Essentially, estate planning involves creating legal documents that do the following: Protect your family. Preserve your finances. Protect your ability to make […]

Estate Planning

Where Do You Put Your Wills?

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Wills aren’t helpful if they cannot be found. When you pass away, you will rely on the person you nominate as your executor to carry out the wishes in your will. Because of this, you may want to plan where you store your will so it is easily accessible to him or her. A number […]

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What Every Parent Needs to Think About

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Families have a number of factors to consider when naming an alternate or substitute caretaker for their children. Since each family is different, there is no absolute right or wrong way to determine guardians. However, before nominating a guardian, families should consider several important issues before making a final decision. These factors are not all-inclusive. […]

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Your Children and Naming Backup Guardians

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Protecting your children should be one of the primary goals of your estate plan. This not only includes money and assets for them but also caretakers. Parents must carefully consider whom they want to be guardians for their children if they were to pass away. If parents fail to name alternate guardians in their will, […]