Category: Wills


Does a Will Help to Avoid Probate?

Does a Will Help to Avoid Probate? Do you have questions about estate planning and probate? You are not alone. Understanding estate planning and probate can be tricky. Many people want to implement estate planning tools to help them avoid probate as it can be a notoriously long and expensive process. One mistake people make,

Doctors Increasingly Urge Americans to Create Living Wills

Despite CDC guidelines, face mask requirements, and lockdowns, COVID-19 continues to spread aggressively in America. Doctors are seeing patients in all age groups suffer from horrible complications, and they are urging them to create living wills and other documents that will help them provide better care.   Living wills and powers of attorney for healthcare

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Many Americans Fail to Create a Will. Why that Matters.

As the number of people succumbing to COVID-19 continues to climb in the U.S., many Americans are thinking about estate planning. Demand for wills in particular has soared as people acknowledge their mortality. Still, a survey by Caring.com and YouGov of 2,400 adults revealed that a majority lacks wills, and the number of Americans with

Update Your Will After These 5 Major Life Events

Update Your Will After These 5 Major Life Events A will that reflects your wishes is crucial for ensuring your assets are distributed to your liking when you pass away. A clear and up-to-date will simplifies the matters your loved ones must attend to immediately after your death and provides peace of mind. The general

Global Pandemic Causes a Surge in Demands for Wills

Global Pandemic Causes a Surge in Demands for Wills Our future is unclear as COVID-19 sweeps the country. More than 1.4 million Americans have become infected. As of mid-May, there are more than 88,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths. Such news is making people in all stages of life reflect deeply on their health and how to

What You Need to Know About Living Trusts

What You Need to Know About Living Trusts  Navigating options for managing your estate after death are a challenge. Most people know they should have a will. However, you and anyone who inherits your assets could also benefit from a living trust. To learn whether a revocable living trust may benefit you, contact a trusted

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Study Shows Fewer People Have Wills Today

Study Shows Fewer People Have Wills Today Have you skipped out on creating a will? What about a power of attorney or a living trust?  You might assume you don’t need these documents, but as anyone who has dealt with an incapacitated or deceased loved one can tell you, the failure to have these documents

What are the Most Important Things You Need to Remember to Do After a Loved One Dies?

What are the Most Important Things You Need to Remember to Do After a Loved One Dies? Coping with grief and working through all of the necessary administrative steps to figure out what comes next after a loved one passes away can easily become overwhelming. It can be difficult to get your bearings, but it’s

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Funding a Revocable Living Trust and Choosing a Qualified Trustee

Funding a Revocable Living Trust and Choosing a Qualified Trustee “Funding” a Revocable Living Trust is the process by which assets are transferred to the trust. It involves taking assets titled in the grantor’s name (or joint names if the grantor is married) and retitling them to the name of the trust. Funding can also

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Choosing Between a Living Trust and a Will

Choosing Between a Living Trust and a Will Planning for one’s death or incapacity is something many people put off.  After all, who wants to think about these unpleasant occurrences? This often proves to be a critical mistake.  Without a plan in place, your family and loved ones are subjected to chaos and distress at

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