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Court Bonds 06.13.2024

Stashed Cash?

  Sometimes the “older old,” who still have memories of the Great Depression, as well as individuals who suffer with dementia or other illnesses, cling to and hide cash or other tangible valuables, leading to…
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Stashed Cash?
Court Bonds 06.13.2024

Pet Trust: Details Please

  Because a trust allows for the distribution of funds at designated intervals, establishing a trust that includes plans for pets is a very useful way to ensure furry friends receive continuous care. When earmarking…
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Pet Trust: Details Please
Court Bonds 06.07.2024

Pros and Cons of Revocable Trusts 

  Revocable trusts, sometimes referred to as “living trusts,” can accomplish a lot, and therefore often play a foundational role in estate plans. Assets placed in revocable trusts by-pass the public process of probate, ensuring…
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Pros and Cons of Revocable Trusts 
Court Bonds 06.07.2024

Questions for Business Owners

  While it’s important for every adult to have an estate plan, those who own businesses need to go even further, integrating personal estate planning with a succession plan that details how a business will…
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Questions for Business Owners
Court Bonds 05.28.2024

Inheritance: How Much?

  Leaving loved ones from the next generation even a little better off is a goal shared by all working parents. Analysis of inheritance trends reveals that most are indeed managing to pass some level…
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Inheritance: How Much?
Court Bonds 05.28.2024

Inheriting A Home–and The Mortgage

  When a home with an outstanding mortgage is gifted as part of an estate plan, the debt does not just evaporate upon the death of the owner. Even so, family homes are often the…
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Inheriting A Home–and The Mortgage
Court Bonds 05.21.2024

Joint Accounts and Probate?

  Adding adult children to accounts (aka “joint tenancy”) is one way to allow assets to pass on to them expediently, without going through the public process of probate, upon your death. Joint tenancy is…
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Joint Accounts and Probate?
Court Bonds 05.21.2024

Why Are Revocable Trusts So Handy?

  Revocable trusts are the most common type of trust. Setting up a revocable trust is relatively easy, allows for flexibility and helps with a number of estate planning goals. Part of the appeal, as…
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Why Are Revocable Trusts So Handy?
Court Bonds 04.24.2024

Getting Help: Estate, Probate and Trust Administration

  Expert legal help is a good idea during estate planning, while navigating probate as a personal representative, or when serving as a trustee. Here are examples of the legal processes attorneys can guide you…
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Getting Help: Estate, Probate and Trust Administration