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Blog Posts in July, 2011

  • HOW TO AVOID CONFLICT WHEN SELECTING A GUARDIAN IN YOUR WILL (PART 1 OF 2)

    When you take the time to design your will with your estate planning attorney , you must make the difficult decision of appointing a guardian for the care of your minor children. Many parents struggle with this decision. It’s a good idea to take extra care when making this choice, so that you avoid future conflict. Take a look at some of the tips below for advice on how to avoid conflict when ...
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  • 6 REASONS TO BEGIN YOUR ESTATE PLANNING (PART 2 OF 2)

    It’s important to take the time to handle your estate planning , so all of your needs are met throughout life. Many people put off their planning because of fears or because they feel they don’t have enough time. It’s essential to plan as soon as possible. Take a look at the information below, to better understand the 5 reasons to begin planning. Plan for future expenses. With an estate plan, ...
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  • 6 REASONS TO BEGIN YOUR ESTATE PLANNING (PART 1 OF 2)

    If you’ve been putting off your estate planning , you’re leaving yourself and your family unprepared for the future. It’s important to create a plan as soon as possible, so that you’re always protected. Take a look at 6 reasons, to see why it’s important to begin your estate planning. Have a say in how your affairs are handled. With an estate plan, you’re able to make important decisions about ...
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  • ESTATE PLANNING FEARS THAT SHOULD NOT STOP YOU FROM PLANNING

    Many people put off their estate planning because of the fears that they have. These fears should not stop you from doing your important planning tasks. Not having a plan in place will mean that you and your family are unprepared for the future. Take a look at the information below to better understand some common fears. If you have any questions about the planning process, or if you’d like to ...
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  • AVOID FAMILY CONFLICT BY DISCUSSING YOUR ESTATE PLAN WITH LOVED ONES

    When creating your estate plan , it’s a good idea to discuss your wishes and goals with your loved ones. Doing so will explain your actions and can limit conflicts in the future. Take a look at the information below to better understand the importance of communicating with your loved ones about your estate planning choices. Many people don’t take the time to explain their actions after creating an ...
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  • 9 IMPORTANT TRUST PLANNING TERMS

    We’ve found that our clients benefit from reviewing our “9 Important Trust Planning Terms” so we’re sharing it with you as well. If you have any trust planning questions or concerns, be sure to consult with a qualified trust planning – estate planning attorney. Trust A trust is a legal agreement, technically, a contract. The trust is like an instruction book that gives guidance to the trustee as ...
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  • DEFINING ELDER ABUSE

    The term “ elder abuse” is a term that is commonly used to describe a various actions that causes harm to an elderly person. According to the Administration on Aging, elder abused is defined as any type of negligence or action by a caregiver or family member that causes harm or serious risk to an elderly individual. There are several different types of elderly abuse, these include Neglect – This ...
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