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What to Do When a Family Member Dies – Estate Settlement...

The death of a family member or loved one is a difficult time for anyone. The last things you want to think about at...
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How to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Estate Planning &...

There is one guarantee in life that none of us can escape: We will all die someday. If we're lucky enough, we'll do this...
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What Is a Letter of Instruction (Template) – Estate Planning Basics

If you're like most people, thinking about your death and paying a lawyer to help you prepare for it doesn't sit well with you....
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5 Legal Facts You Need to Know About Incapacity Planning

Time waits for no one. None of us can ever know with certainty what our futures hold. The idea that you might one day lose your...
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Estate Planning for Millennials – How to Get Started

If you were born in the latter part of the 20th century, you're part of the largest generation of Americans in history: millennials. And...
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Estate & Inheritance Tax – Threshold, Rates & Calculating How Much...

If you plan on giving large sums of money to friends and family — either in your lifetime or after you die — you owe it to yourself and them to understand the tax implications. Here’s what you need to know about how estate and inheritance taxes work — and how to keep them as low as you can.
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9 Best Online Will Makers of 2021

Coping with the death of a family member is difficult at the best of times. But if that person died without a will, it can be an absolute nightmare. The only way to spare your friends and relatives from this situation is to make a will. These inexpensive online will-makers make it easy.
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Intestacy Rules & Laws – What Happens When Dying Without a...

As the saying goes, "You can't take it with you." And unless you're planning on being buried with all your worldly possessions, someone is...
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10 Legal Myths About Estate Planning – How Wills & Trusts...

Wills, living wills, and trusts can be confusing. That's why we created an easy estate planning checklist covering the costs, tools, probates, and taxes....
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What Happens to Debt When You Die? – Dealing With After-Death...

If there is a list of topics people don't like to discuss, death and debt are near the top. However, like many important legal...
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Wills vs. Trusts – What’s the Difference?

Dying intestate — without an estate plan — leaves behind a nightmare for your loved ones. That means you need to create detailed legally binding instructions for your estate in the form of a will or living trust. But which do you need? Or should you have both?
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What Is the Homestead Exemption – Definition, Tax & Legal Treatment

Actually living off the grid is rare, but millions of American homeowners can truly call themselves homesteaders. That's because the Federal Government - and most state governments too...