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5 Reasons to Do Estate Planning Now Instead of Waiting

5 Reasons to Do Estate Planning Now Instead of Waiting
Even though most people understand the importance of estate planning, they tend to delay it, putting it off for later. As time goes by they completely forget about creating a will and securing their future. It’s not a topic most of us look forward to dealing with and we all have busy schedules. What they fail to realize is that we live in a fast-paced world where nothing waits for you. With the clock running and time passing in the blink of an eye, you don’t know what the future holds for you. No one can predict the future, but at least we can protect our family’s future by planning ahead a...
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Estate Planning for Everyone-What You Need to Know

Estate Planning for Everyone-What You Need to Know
Estate planning is not only helpful to the wealthy. Everyone can benefit from some basic estate planning. But it can be very confusing, and you can easily become overwhelmed. Estate planning attorneys will help you customize your plan and will explain and advise you about the various options you have when planning your estate. What follows is an estate plan checklist you can use to help you gain a basic understanding of estate planning and how it can help you. 1. Take Care of the Basics There are a few basics that your estate plan should include: • A plan that identifies what happens in the...
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Avoid Probate: 5 Best Methods

Avoid Probate: 5 Best Methods
What is probate? Have you heard stories of someone trying to avoid probate court after the death of a loved one? It's not a happy story! The expenses and hassle can be highly stressful...the last thing you need when someone you care about passes away. The legal definition of probate is a court process by which a Will is proved valid or invalid or for decedent’s estates when no Will can be found. It’s the legal process where the estate of a decedent, or the person who has passed, is administered. Every U.S. state has its own specific laws relating to probate, sometimes referred to as “proba...
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