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3 Easily Avoidable Estate Planning Mistakes

Estate planning is not a topic that many like to think about. After all, planning for our death can be a morbid way to pass the time. But, instead of thinking about the negative, it is important to remember the positive attributes of estate planning – namely, the security and future well-being of your family…

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Back-to-School Estate Planning for College Students

At the start of the summer, we shared important information for parents and grandparents with loved ones turning 18. These estate planning tips are especially important to consider as students head to college this September. Back-to-School planning can be a whirlwind, and while this planning typically involves stocking up on bulk cases of ramen noodles…

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Important Graduation Safety Reminder for your 2014 Graduates

Do you have a child 18+ years of age? What happens if he/she is injured in a car accident? Did you know that once your child/grandchild turns 18: You no longer have access to his/her medical records You no longer can call a hospital and see if he/she is admitted after an accident You no…

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5 Must-Have Estate Planning Documents

As the New Year progresses, there is no better time to start thinking about estate planning. To start your year off right, here is a checklist of the five must-have pieces to every solid estate plan. 1.  Will This is the most obvious starting point of every estate plan – and, in fact, most people who have done some form of estate planning probably…

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5 Estate Planning Nightmares from Around the Country

With the proper estate planning, the following situations could have been avoided. The truth is, many fail to adequately plan their estate, which can potentially lead to outcomes such as these worst-case scenarios. 1.  Mom had been in the nursing home on private pay for over 7 years.  After paying over $700,000 to the nursing…

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Estate Planning Must-Haves for Parents of Children with Special Needs

A solid estate plan is vital when considering the future of your loved ones. After all, you want to ensure that they are protected and provided for even when you are no longer there to do it personally. A standard estate plan will cover the basics, including wills, trusts, power of attorney and health care…

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Estate Planning for Young Adults

Turning eighteen is a milestone for many reasons.  You are legally an adult, with the ability to vote, and you may be heading off to college or starting a career.  The future is upon you, the world is your oyster, and any other number of clichés.  Regardless of where you are headed, it is most likely…

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Room to Grow, Your Right to Know: HIPAA and HCPOA Forms

Our children are growing up in so many ways: they’re going off to college or into the work force, where they will gain valuable life skills and learn important lessons. Most of them are also going become adults, by which I mean, they’ll be 18.  While your children may be slipping into their future without…

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