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Blog Posts in January, 2017

How a Life Estate Can Help You Avoid Florida Probate

There is an estate planning tool called a life estate that can help heirs who inherit real estate avoid the cost and hassle of probate in Florida. A life estate is a deed that allows the real estate ...
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How to Tell If an Elderly Loved One Could Be a Financial Abuse Victim

While financial fraud is rampant among all ages, the elderly seem to be particularly vulnerable targets for scams. Here are some early warning signs that could signal a potential financial scam: If ...
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How to Protect Assets and Children When You're a Single Parent

Single parents are rightly concerned about protecting their children if something should happen to them before the child(ren) reach adulthood. The first line of defense for single parents is to create ...
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Organize Your Estate Properly to Protect Assets

If you want to properly (and legally) protect assets for you and your family, you need to be sure you have created a comprehensive estate plan. However, that is not the last step you should take to ...
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Changes in Your Life Necessitate Changes in Your Will

If you’ve experienced a big change in your life, this can necessitate a change to your existing will. You have the choice of revised your will by adding a codicil or creating a new will ...
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How to Make Sure Your Charitable Gifts are Legitimate

The annual growth rate for charitable contributions in the U.S. continues to increase, with Americans giving an estimated $373 billion to charity in 2015. Unfortunately, the incidence of fraud has ...
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How to Maximize Your Inherited Retirement Accounts

If you have inherited an IRA or 401(k), there are ways you can maximize that inheritance that are far preferable to just taking the money and running. Here’s what you need to know: Check the ...
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Two Great Options for Lowering Estate Taxes

Any estate planning attorney can tell you that there are many, many ways to lower your estate taxes; some are very effective for certain people while for others they are not. Here are two popular ...
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5 Good Reasons to Create an Estate Plan in 2017

There are five good reasons why you shouldn’t delay in putting together an estate plan to protect your family: The Plan The State Has Provided For You. If you don’t create your own estate ...
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10 Great Things to Do For Your Family Before You Die

Death is something no one likes to think about and far too few of us plan for – yet everyone will do it. Leaving grieving loved ones with a lot of extra work and confusion is probably not ...
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How to Protect the Legal Rights of Dementia Patients

If you or a family member are one of the millions of Americans facing a diagnosis of some type of dementia, it is critical that you have the essential estate planning documents in place that will ...
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How to Select a Guardian for Your Minor Children

To ensure your children continue with the lifestyle and values you want for them, it is important to put aside your fears and make an estate plan that includes selecting an appropriate guardian. A ...
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No More Excuses for Delaying These 5 Estate Planning Essentials

The New Year typically brings about health-related resolutions and one of the best resolutions you could make right now is to stop putting off your estate planning. Creating an estate plan helps ...
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3 Ways to Protect Your Hard-Earned Assets

If you need to transfer assets to or from an estate, retirement fund, bank account, or other property/accounts for any reason, there are a few intelligent places to transfer to, with the help of an ...
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How to Keep Peace in the Family After You Pass

An important part of estate planning is to ensure the orderly disposition of your assets to heirs and beneficiaries after you die. However, inheritances can often spark family feuds, even over the ...
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10 Steps to Planning for a Secure Retirement

We all want to retire some day, but how can we make sure that we are doing the proper planning that will allow us to truly enjoy our retirement? Here are 10 steps to planning for a secure retirement: ...
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How an Asset Protection Plan Promotes Peace in the Family

Creating a basic inventory of your assets makes it easier to decide who gets what, as opposed to trying to do it off the top of your head when creating your estate plan, or leaving it to your heirs to ...
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