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Estate Planning

Advice on Funding Special Needs Trusts

If you are a parent with a special needs trust, you likely understand how critical it is to prepare for the future. After all, these trusts make sure that a child continues to receive financial support in case you die or become incapacitated. These trusts are also particularly helpful because directly transferring assets to a […]

Estate Planning

The Role of Handwritten Wills

When Aretha Franklin passed away in 2018, she was not believed to have had any type of estate plan. Months after her death, however, several handwritten wills were located in the late singer’s home. While some people think that handwritten wills are never valid, this is simply not true. Instead, handwritten wills play a unique […]

Estate Planning

Ways to Avoid Probate

Your estate plan will likely attempt to achieve several important goals and objectives. For many people, one of those important goals is avoiding probate. Whether you want to avoid probate because of the cost, the time it takes, or simply because you prefer the details of your plan to remain private, you will need to […]

Estate Planning

When Should Inheritance Planning Begin?

You may be under the common misperception that you need to have an actual inheritance built up before the need for inheritance planning arises. In reality, however, inheritance planning should start much earlier than you likely thought it should. In fact, it is never too early to get started on your inheritance plan because a […]