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Estate Planning Basics, Part 6: Irrevocable Trusts

Estate Planning Basics, Part 6: Irrevocable Trusts

Irrevocable trusts can be scary - transferring title to your property to the trust without being able to revoke it if you need to. But, they have some great benefits as well. 

Where do I keep my Estate Plan?

You took the steps to make a plan - now what? Find out where you should keep your Estate Plan now that you've made it.

Standby Guardian Planning: Protection for your Kids

A little known planning technique can help protect your kids if you're in a terrible accident. 

Leave a Legacy

Leave a Legacy

Estate Planning is not about the assets. It's not about "things". It's about Leaving a Legacy. 

Estate Planning Basics, Part 5: Durable Powers of Attorney

Estate Planning Basics, Part 5: Durable Powers of Attorney

Designate an agent to access your accounts if you're not able to. Powers of Attorney are just what you need.

Estate Planning Basics, Part 4: Revocable (Living) Trusts

Estate Planning Basics, Part 4: Revocable (Living) Trusts

Living Trusts can be a great tool to avoid probate and keep your family out of court. 

Estate Planning Basics, Part 3: Probate and Non-Probate Assets

Estate Planning Basics, Part 3: Probate and Non-Probate Assets

Which assets will go through probate and which won't? It's an important distinction for planning purposes. Read here to find out more. 

Estate Planning Basics, Part 2: Wills

Estate Planning Basics, Part 2: Wills

What's a Will do anyway? And why do I need one? It's more than just distributing assets - it's protecting your family. 

Estate Planning Basics, Part 1: Dying Without a Will

Estate Planning Basics, Part 1: Dying Without a Will

A large majority of this country does not have a Will. So, what will happen if someone in the majority dies today? Click here to find out. 

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