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What Are the Rights of a Child Born Outside of Marriage?

Despite the prevailing view, children born to unmarried parents are commonplace. Historically, children in this category were treated poorly by both society and the law. In many cases, they had no right to inherit from [...]

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Legal Requirements to Consider When Selecting an Executor

The person you choose to be your executor (sometimes called a personal representative) will play an extremely important role, as that person will be responsible for gathering, securing, managing, and ultimately distributing your money and [...]

By |May 28th, 2021|Categories: Estate Planning|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Legal Requirements to Consider When Selecting an Executor

Selling a Deceased Loved One’s Real Estate: Things You Need to Know

After the death of a loved one, such as a parent, there are a variety of tasks that must be handled to wrap up your loved one’s final affairs. Selling your deceased loved one’s real [...]

By |May 14th, 2021|Categories: Estate Planning|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Selling a Deceased Loved One’s Real Estate: Things You Need to Know

National Home Remodeling Month: Can I Remodel My Own Estate Planning Documents?

Do you know that, according to the National Association of Home Builders, May is National Home Remodeling Month? Many people associate spring with cleaning out the old, brushing off the dirt accumulated from the long [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Categories: Estate Planning|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on National Home Remodeling Month: Can I Remodel My Own Estate Planning Documents?

Providing for Your Parents in Your Estate Plan

If you are part of the baby boomer generation (born between 1946 and 1964), you may also find that you are a member of the sandwich generation, with responsibilities to both your parents (now or [...]

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What Happens If My Beneficiary Dies Before Me?

When planning for death, most people assume they will die before their beneficiaries (e.g., their spouse, children, and grandchildren). While these assumptions are often well-founded, they do not always come to pass. Sometimes a beneficiary [...]

By |April 9th, 2021|Categories: Estate Planning|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on What Happens If My Beneficiary Dies Before Me?
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