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Monthly Archives: January 2012

What is a Trust?

You may hear people talking about how they set up a trust for their children or they set up a trust as part of their estate plan; but you may be wondering, what exactly is a trust and how does … Continue reading

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Not Having a Will May Lead to Results That Don’t Reflect Your Wishes

If you die without having a will to distribute your assets, then you have died intestate. Dying intestate means that your assets will be distributed in accordance with the plan outlined in the law, not in accordance with any plan … Continue reading

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What is the Difference Between a Will and a Living Will?

Many times I am asked about the difference between a Will and a Living Will. Although they sound similar, they have two very different functions. When you are putting together an estate plan, it consists of two parts. There are … Continue reading

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If You Have Minor Children, You Need a Will or a Trust

Many parents of minor children understandably don’t want to think about dying and leaving their children behind. It is a nightmare scenario in the world of “what if”. However, no matter how unbearable the thought of planning for your death … Continue reading

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New Beginnings For A New Year

I think one of the most exciting aspects of a new year is the feeling that any new beginning is possible. It is like the slate has been wiped clean. No matter how many times the endeavor may have been … Continue reading

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