Myths We Tell Ourselves About Estate Planning

Tue 12 Nov, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Myths We Tell Ourselves About Estate Planning

Estate planning can be a very difficult process. While it’s not brain surgery, making the decision to move forward with the planning requires us to face the fact that we will not live forever. This thought can stop many people right in their tracks. Others talk themselves out of seeing a qualified attorney to put together an estate plan based on some of the following common myths: Myth #1: Only the Rich Need Estate Planning …

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Digital Afterlife: An Estate Plan For Your Social Media Accounts

Mon 4 Nov, by on Estate Planning

Digital Afterlife: An Estate Plan For Your Social Media Accounts

Did you ever wonder what happens to your digital footprint when you pass away? Well you should, particularly if you are part of the 77 percent of Americans who go online every day. As the internet has become more of an integral part of our lives, our information — pictures, videos, financial, emails, social media accounts, and other personal information — is constantly being stored online. All of this information is known as your “digital …

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Your 5 Task Year-End Estate Planning To-Do List

Mon 28 Oct, by on Estate Planning

Your 5 Task Year-End Estate Planning To-Do List

2020 is fast approaching.  As we all prepare for the holidays and a new year, it is important that we wrap up any loose strings.  Before entering into the new year, here are some things that need to be on your end of year checklist: Make Sure Your Estate Planning is Up To Date Will or Trusts Now that the federal estate tax exemption is fixed at $10 million per person adjusted for inflation ($11.18 …

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How is a Corporate Trustee Different?

Fri 25 Oct, by on Estate Planning

How is a Corporate Trustee Different?

In its simplest terms, a trust is a legal arrangement in which a trustee holds and manages assets for the benefit of one or more beneficiaries. The trustee owns the assets, enters into contracts on behalf of the trust, manages the trust’s investments as its trustee, and follows the trust’s instructions on making distributions. A trustee can be one-person, multiple people, or a company. Duties of a Trustee The duties of a trustee are many, …

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The Importance to You and Your Family of Having an Estate Plan

Fri 4 Oct, by on Estate Planning

The Importance to You and Your Family of Having an Estate Plan

In 2008, Congress recognized the need for the public to understand the importance and benefits of estate planning by passing House Resolution 1499, which designated the third week of October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week. Nevertheless, according to a 2019 survey carried out by Caring.com, 57% of adults in the United States have not prepared any estate planning documents such as a will or trust despite the fact that 76% viewed them as important. …

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