Do You Understand Fiduciary Access To Digital Assets? Can Someone Delete Your Digital You?

Modern lives are managed largely by digital assets. A few generations ago, most things were handled using tangible assets, but the ways that people interact and conduct their business has changed, a lot. Documents that were once on paper are [...]

Information On Estate Planning Under Trump

Estate planning has received a new set of changes after Donald Trump’s election. With a Republican majority and a different idea of what constitutes “estate planning,” Donald Trump has started to initiate dialogue about changes. [...]
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What is a Spendthrift Trust?

When it comes to estate planning, there are many factors to consider, not the least of which how to provide for loved ones. Although we like to believe that our heirs are deserving and capable of managing an inheritance, some beneficiaries may [...]
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What is Settlement Planning?

Settlement planning is a unique and expanding area of law that is designed to help individuals preserve benefits that have been received from a personal injury settlement, inheritance or judgment. The practice encompasses an array of legal services [...]
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What are Letters Testamentary?

An individual who has been named as a personal representative or executor in a will has a number of important duties. These include gathering the deceased person’s property and transferring it to the beneficiaries through a court-supervised [...]
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A Primer on Irrevocable Trusts

Many individuals are aware that a will is one way to plan for the distribution of their assets after death. However, a comprehensive estate plan also considers other objectives such as planning for long-term care and asset protection. For this [...]
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Things to Consider in Establishing a Charitable Giving Plan

For many individuals, leaving a legacy of charity is an important component of estate planning, but there are many factors involved in creating a charitable giving plan. First, it is important to select causes that you believe in such as environmental, [...]
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Why New Parents Need an Estate Plan

Becoming a new parent is a life changing experience, and caring for a child is an awesome responsibility as well as a joy. This is also the time to think about your child’s future by asking an important question: who will care for your [...]
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How a Prenuptial Agreement Can Protect Your Estate

There are many circumstances that can impact an estate plan, not the least of which is divorce. While ending a marriage is complicated, it is not only crucial to arrive at a fair and equitable distribution of the marital assets, but to preserve [...]
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How to Leave Gifts to Step-Children

Today, blended families have become increasingly common, and many individuals have step-children, that is, children of a spouse or partner. In situations where step-children have not been legally adopted, however, they do not have a legal right [...]