Estate Planning

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Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples 

As society evolves, unmarried but committed relationships are becoming increasingly common. While these partnerships offer flexibility, they also come with specific financial and estate planning challenges. Without the inherent legal protections of marriage, it’s important to proactively ensure that your wishes are clearly documented. Here’s how to adeptly manage estate planning for unmarried couples.  1. … Read more

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Steps for Updating Your Estate Plan After Divorce 

Your estate plan is a living document or set of legal documents. This means the plan you set today likely won’t be the plan you have five or ten years down the road. It’s important to take time to update your plan when important changes happen in your life, and divorce may be the most … Read more

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Seven Tips for Estate Planning for Blended Families 

The blending of two families can provide an abundance of love and support; it can also raise a host of difficult estate planning questions.  Preventing disputes and ensuring that all parties are fairly provided for requires thoughtful planning and implementing proper legal structures.    Below are seven tips for crafting a plan that respects both your … Read more

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No Will, No Way: What Happens When You Die Without a Will? 

Ensuring that you have a will in place is at the heart of estate planning; it ensures that your assets – all that you have worked hard to save for much of your life – will be passed onto those individuals and entities of your choosing. Without a will – and with the exception of … Read more

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How a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement Can Protect Your Assets 

In the bliss of love and the throes of wedding planning, bringing up the topic of a prenuptial agreement can sometimes feel awkward. However, setting clear expectations and provisions for potential future scenarios doesn’t diminish the romance of a union. On the contrary, it shows foresight and a commitment to ensuring that both parties are … Read more

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Secure Your Legacy: Why Estate Planning is a Must-Do

Estate Planning Basics  Although it can be difficult to get around to putting together the right estate plan for you and your family, when you have one in place, you have peace of mind that your family is provided for.   What is Estate Planning?  In a nutshell, estate planning is the process of documenting how … Read more

Commemorating Juneteenth: Upholding Freedom and Equality in Estate Planning

On June 19th, we observe Juneteenth, a historic and significant milestone in the journey toward equality and justice for all. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States and serves as a reminder of the ongoing struggle for freedom and equality. As we reflect on the importance of this holiday, we … Read more

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Unique Estate Planning Concerns for Members of the LGBTQ Community

Estate planning looks different for just about every family. This is especially true for members of the LGBTQ community.  If you are a member of the LGBTQ community, below are a few issues that can impact your family. Marriage Status Since June 2015, same-sex couples have been legally allowed to get married in the United … Read more