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TEN EASY STEPS TO ESTATE PLANNING FOR EVERYONE

TEN SIMPLE STEPS TO ESTATE PLANNING – We get it: Nobody wants to contemplate his or her own mortality. And you may even feel that, in the context of death, questions about who gets which of your assets seem trivial. … Continue reading

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ESTATE PLANNING 101: TO PROBATE OR NOT TO PROBATE? IT’S ALL IN THE PLANNING.

Estate Planning 101 Probate court proceedings (during which a deceased person’s assets are transferred to the people who inherit them) can be long, costly, and confusing. It’s no wonder so many people take steps to spare their families the hassle. … Continue reading

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Your Right to Choose or Refuse Medical Treatment

All adults have the right to be informed, before medical treatment, of certain things: 1. The proposed treatment 2. The possible outcomes and risks of the proposed treatment 3. The risks of refusing treatment 4. Other possible methods of treatment … Continue reading

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To Probate, or Not to Probate….

Probate court proceedings (during which a deceased person’s assets are transferred to the people who inherit them) can be long, costly, and confusing. In addition to dealing with the loss of a loved one, the added stress of probate proceedings … Continue reading

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What is an Executor of a will, and what are the duties of an Executor?

Clients often ask, “do I need to appoint an Executor in my will?”, and “what does the executor need to do?”  Appointing an Independent Executor in your Will is very important.  This will be the person who carries out your … Continue reading

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What will happen to your family if you die or become disabled?

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Estate Planning is more than “Death Planning”

Estate planning clients usually come to an attorney to eliminate taxes, avoid probate and provide for their family. We attorneys routinely help our estate planning clients achieve all of these goals. Most people, when they initially sit down with us, … Continue reading

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