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How to Leave Assets to Adult Children

Posted on: April 9th, 2013
When considering how to leave assets to adult children, the first step is to decide how much each one should receive. ...

How to Leave Assets to Minor Children

Posted on: February 6th, 2013
Every parent wants to make sure their children are provided for in the event something happens to them while the children are still minors....

Estate Planning for Young Families

Posted on: January 14th, 2013
Many young families put off estate planning because they are young and healthy, or because they don't think they can afford it. But even a healthy, young adult can be taken suddenly by an accident or illness. And while none of us expects to die while our family is young, planning for the possibility is prudent and responsible. Also, estate planning does not have to be expensive; a young family can start with the essential legal documents and term life insurance, then update and upgrade as their financial situation improves....

Young Adults Need Estate Planning, Too

Posted on: January 14th, 2013
Once a child turns 18, parents lose the legal ability to make decisions for their child or even to find out basic information. Learning you cannot see your college student's grades without his/her permission can be mildly frustrating. But a medical emergency can take this frustration to a completely different level. The parents (or a sibling or another person) will probably have to go to court and ask for permission to obtain information about the student's medical condition, be able to make decisions about treatment, and have access to the student's financial records and accounts....

Estate Planning in 2013 and Beyond under the New Tax Law

Posted on: January 14th, 2013
The recent tax legislation dealing with the 'fiscal cliff' included significant revisions to the estate tax law that will affect estate planning for the foreseeable future....

Estate Planning for Women

Posted on: December 6th, 2012
While estate planning is important for everyone, women especially need to understand estate planning and have a plan of their own in place. Here are some issues that are of particular interest to women and their estate planning....
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