Blended Families: Estate Planning Difficulties with Having Children from a Previous Marriage

It is helpful for just about everyone to prepare for their death by drafting either a Will or Trust.  However, this is especially true when one or both spouses have children from a prior relationship. Failing to properly prepare in this circumstance can lead to significant expense and aggravation for your surviving family members. When a […]

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5 Estate Planning Tips for Newlyweds

From the moment a couple says “I do”, their legal and financial connection takes on new meaning. Below are tips that wise couples can use to do basic financial and estate planning. 1.  Review your insurance.  Newly married couples should review a few types of insurance, which include:   Many couples marry early in their careers […]

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5 Really Good Reasons for Having a Revocable Trust (in no particular order)

The idea of going through probate leads many to consider a Revocable Trust. Revocable Trusts have been promoted a lot recently because Revocable Trusts and the assets titled in the trusts name or payable to the trust do avoid the probate process.  However, there’s more to Revocable Trusts. Think of a Revocable Trust as a bucket […]

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