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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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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...
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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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Legal Guardianship Types & How to Choose a Guardian for Your...

Selecting a legal guardian for your child is crucial. In case of an unfortunate event, it's important to meet the legal requirements to ensure your child will be taken care of. Factors like the type of guardian you want, including their age, location, and parenting style, are important considerations. Learn more about the types of legal guardians, factors to consider when choosing one, and how to prepare your last will and testament.
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What Happens to Your Pets When You Die? – Estate Planning...

Are you planning your will and estate? Do you want to ensure your pets are taken care of if something happens? These tips will help you understand the basics of estate planning, including what you need to know about wills, trusts, and powers of attorney for your pets.
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9 Best Online Will Makers of 2020

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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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 a Will and Why Do I Need One?

It’s easy to make excuses for not creating a will, but it’s a vital legal document most people need to have. Thankfully, it’s not as expensive or time-consuming as you might think. What can a will do for you, and why should you create one today? Find out here.
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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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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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What Is Power of Attorney & How to Get It –...

A power of attorney, often abbreviated as POA, is a document allowing capable adults to name someone to serve as their representative, or allow...
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How the SECURE Act Affects Your Retirement & Estate Planning

In late December 2019, President Donald Trump signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act). Many of the changes...