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What Happens If You Die Without a Will?


A will is an excellent tool to make a plan for your assets and heirs after you die. Everyone needs to have an estate plan, but most people do not…

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The Top 5 Things to Consider When You’re Sick or Elderly and Creating Your Estate Plan


As we go through life, estate planning is something that can easily get pushed to the back of our minds and sit lower on our priority list of things to…

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What Blended Families Need to Know about Estate Planning


The fact is, estate planning gets more complex if you have been married multiple times, taken on stepchildren, or had children with your new spouse. You do not want to…

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The Dangers of “Do It Yourself” Estate Planning


You may be aware of the do-it-yourself wills that are found online with an easy Google search, charging a fee to download a will and fill out a questionnaire. While…

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5 Estate Planning Tips for Unmarried Couples


We talk a lot about estate planning for families and married couples. But the fact is that there are thousands of long-term couples that are not married, and some may…

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Probate Defined and Can It Be Costly?


When you die, you want all of your assets to pass down to the beneficiaries of your choice without any contention, legal fees, and drama. While probate may seem inevitable…

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How to Choose Wisely: Tips for Selecting Your Trustee


When you set up a trust, you want to pick someone to take care of the trust and the instructions that come with it if you were to become incapacitated…

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How Does Your Life Insurance Policy Fit into an Estate Plan?


If you have an estate plan, do you still have a need for a life insurance policy? Even if you have plenty of assets to pass down to your loved…

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Why You Should Have an Advanced Health Care Directive


Life is filled with twists and turns that no one can expect. So while it may be more comfortable to assume that nothing will ever happen to you and go…

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The Top 3 Things to Know About Special Needs Trusts


Taking care of a child with special needs can come with challenges, including financial ones. However, you want to set your child up for success in every way, which means…

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How to Qualify for Medi-Cal Benefits Without Going Broke First


It may feel like the only way to qualify for Medi-Cal benefits is if you barely have any income at all. While that may be true for some cases, you…

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What to Know About Estate Planning and Dementia


As symptoms of dementia set in, it is essential to get your estate plan in place if you haven’t done so already. Your capacity to make financial, medical, and planning…

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