Articles in Estate Planning

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Selling Unneeded Life Insurance: The Life Settlement Market

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Every year billions of dollars of life insurance policies either expire or are cashed in. Most do not realize is that there is an active market for these policies called the Life Settlement Market.... Read full article

Choose the Right Life Insurance Policy

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All life insurance is not the same and it is important to understand the three primary types of life insurance before you decide which is best for you and your family.... Read full article

What is a Will?

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A Will is a formal, legal document by which an individual declares how his or her assets are to be distributed at death, and who is to be charged with the authority to administer the estate.... Read full article

Legal Substitutes for a Will

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The property owned by a person at death (their estate) can be transmitted to his or her heirs by multiple means.... Read full article

What happens when someone dies without a will?

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What happens when someone dies without a will? There are various myths, such as that the state takes everything. But the truth is that when an individual dies without a will his or her property will pass by the state laws of intestacy.... Read full article

Inheriting or Starting a Business? A Business Form Guide

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Some may be overwhelmed by a new business. This article is meant to guide those persons so that they might better understand the variety of forms of an ongoing business.... Read full article

What you need to know about Annuities

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While the concept of annuities may appear reasonably simple to understand, there are a dizzying variety of annuities, with terms which drastically alter the risk associated with the investment.... Read full article

What is Probate?

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Probate is the process under which the estate of a decedent (the person who died) is determined, the decedent’s debts are settled, and the remaining assets are distributed to his or her heirs.... Read full article

Estate Planning for Blended Families

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A growing percentage of American families are “blended families.” Experienced estate planners possess an extensive array of legal structures and devices to address common issues.... Read full article