What happens when someone dies without a will?

If you are young, healthy and have relatively few assets, the last thing you may be thinking of is creating an estate plan. People often think they do not need one until they are older or sick. However, not having a will can prove to be a serious mistake that leaves...

Basic components of an estate plan

Estate planning can be an intimidating, uncomfortable topic to think about. Thus, people tend to put off estate planning or rush through the process without giving it the consideration it deserves. However, these approaches can result in costly oversights and gaps in...

Is it time to update your estate plan?

The start of a new year is a popular time for people to make some changes. They might try a find a more fulfilling job or resolve to quit bad habits. A new year can also be an excellent opportunity to take care of some administrative tasks that you do not think about...

Who are your substitute decision-makers?

Think about the decisions you have made for yourself recently. You may have decided to make a big purchase, move into a new home or go to the doctor when you were sick. If you are a parent, you may have had to decide what your kids will do regarding school in the...

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