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Do a quick search online of “create a will” or “do it yourself will” and you will quickly find a large amount of options for you to create your own last will and testament. This is not a new thing. These have been around for a number of years. They were once only offered by...
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Mature people in tug of war
We often receive questions from clients about do-it-yourself wills or online wills. While there are many reasons that you should seek out the advice of a trusted and experienced estate lawyer to help create your will, here is a scenario that is far too common. As you will see, there will ultimately be two wills...
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A basis adjustment also called a step-up in basis has been a cornerstone of many estate plans throughout the years. Let us take a look at what a basis adjustment is, how it works, and some recent news about its possible demise. To begin with, the basis is a tax term and is the amount that someone...
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As with estate planning, divorce is another topic that no one wants to discuss; however, for many of us, it becomes necessary.  If you are separated from your spouse, filing for divorce, or even just contemplating it – you are going to need more than just a divorce attorney.  You need to visit with an...
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Last Will and Testament
One of the most popular questions I get is: “Why do I need an estate plan?” My general answer is, “if you love and want to prevent your family from having any complications after you pass away; then you’ll create one.” Unfortunately, there are many examples of this as Dr. Martin Luther King, Prince and former NFL...
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