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Keeping the Peace After You Are Gone – Planning With an Aim Towards Building Unity

Fri 25 Sep, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Keeping the Peace After You Are Gone – Planning With an Aim Towards Building Unity

A will or trust contest can wreak havoc on families. The conflict can result in possibly irreparable resentment and loss of familial communication. Old rivalries and disputes can resurface during the trying time that occurs after the death of a loved one, especially a parent.  But careful estate planning can help you substantially reduce the risk, or even avoid this problem entirely. Let’s take a look at a few of the ways you can build …

How to Help Your Loved Ones (and Assets) Avoid Probate

Tue 15 Sep, by on Estate Planning, Probate

How to Help Your Loved Ones (and Assets) Avoid Probate

Today, many people are using a revocable living trust instead of a will or joint ownership as the foundation of their estate plan. When properly prepared, a living trust avoids the public, costly and time-consuming court processes of conservatorship or guardianship (due to incapacity) or probate (after death). Still, many people make a big mistake that sends their accounts and property and loved ones right into the court system: They fail to fund their trust. …

Buckle Up: The Safe Choice When Traveling the Roads

Fri 11 Sep, by on Personal Injury

Buckle Up: The Safe Choice When Traveling the Roads

By now, most people are aware of the importance of using seat belts when in a vehicle. We also have all heard the phrase ‘seat belts save lives.’ Fortunately, it appears that these messages are having an impact, as seat belt use nationwide is increasing. However, there is still a need to address seat belt safety. This is because many people still die or are injured in crashes every year due to not wearing a …

Trust Funding: Setting Your Trustee Up for Success

Thu 10 Sep, by on Firm News

Trust Funding: Setting Your Trustee Up for Success

For many people, a revocable living trust is a valuable tool to ensure that their finances are well managed during periods of incapacity and that their loved ones are financially secure upon their passing. However, signing the trust agreement doesn’t end the estate planning process: To work properly, the trust needs to be funded. What Is Trust Funding? Trust funding is the process of transferring the ownership of accounts and property to the trust during …

Tips For Choosing a Safe and Reliable Starter Vehicle

Fri 4 Sep, by on Personal Injury

Tips For Choosing a Safe and Reliable Starter Vehicle

After receiving your driver’s license, how long was it before you got in your first car accident?  If you’re one of the fortunate, you never did.  But for most new drivers, those first 18 months are the most dangerous where they are 4 times more likely than adult drivers to be involved in a wreck. Fortunately, vehicles have become much safer over the years.  Whether you need a new car or you’re choosing a starter …

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