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Signed My Will – Now What?

If you have had a will prepared and signed it with the appropriate formalities, don’t allow your family to be the one calling the attorney and saying, “Dad said he had a will, but we cannot find it.” Family communication … Continue reading

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August is Make-A-Will Month

For many people making a will isn’t the most pleasant of tasks, and consequently, too few people do it. According to many surveys most people don’t have a will.  The biggest reason cited by many: They just never got around … Continue reading

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What the Heck Does “Per Stirpes” Mean in My Will?

An estate planning client recently called me to say he wanted the words “per stirpes” removed from his will because he “read on the Internet” that these words were old fashioned, confusing and lead to much litigation. In case you … Continue reading

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Seven Reasons Why Everyone Should Have a Will

Estate planning is a broad concept that can incorporate tax planning, financial and retirement planning, planning for disability and planning for death.  As this suggests you should not only consult an attorney as part of your estate planning, but you … Continue reading

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Preparing to Call Your Estate Planning Attorney

I know most of you can barely hold yourself back from dialing that phone and calling your estate planning attorney to set an appointment to do your will.  But let’s reign in some of that enthusiasm and do a little … Continue reading

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