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Selecting a Guardian for Minor Children

Selecting a Guardian for Minor Children

You’ve selected a medical agent with ease, you’ve decided on an Executor under your Will . . . and now you’re faced with perhaps the greatest decision you’ll make while estate planning: who will care for your children if you’re gone?  In client discussions, this tends...
Will vs. Trust: Which is Better?

Will vs. Trust: Which is Better?

“Should I get a trust?”  “What’s the difference between a will and trust?  Do I need one?”  These are some of the most common questions I hear when planning an estate.  To understand the differences and determine which is best for you, let’s look at each one in turn....
Do I Need a Will?

Do I Need a Will?

Do I need a will? Yes.  Even if you don’t have vast fortunes, a Will is an important component of any estate plan.  Below are some key functions and important benefits of having a properly drafted Will.  Appoint a Guardian for Minor Children Parents, this is the most...
Seven Estate Planning Tips for Women

Seven Estate Planning Tips for Women

Long gone are the days when women could passively rely on their husbands to take care of all estate planning needs for the two of them. Women are bringing more assets into relationships now and continue to be a larger and larger part of the workforce.  Life expectancy...
What is Probate?

What is Probate?

“Probate” is a term you’re likely to hear in the context of either preparing your Will or taking a Will to court in the event of the death of a family member.  Quite simply, probate is the process of proving a Will.  It is the act of taking a last Will & Testament...