Estate Planning

Plan for your future today. Learn the specific estate planning documents you need to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Can Estranged Relatives Contest Your Will After You Pass Away?

Your will is intended to make sure your assets are distributed the way you'd like after your death. But if there's an estranged relative in the…

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Do I Need a Lawyer to Write a Will?

Wondering whether you should hire a lawyer to write your will? Read on to find out when you need an attorney to draft your will, and when you can do…

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How to Refuse an Inheritance

Refusing an inheritance isn't complicated, but you must be sure you're making the right decision and also following proper procedure.

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Living Will vs. Advance Directive

Wondering about the differences between a living will and an advance directive? Read more to learn which to use in your estate plan.

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Who Is Liable When There Are Mistakes in an Estate Plan

If you've been harmed by a lawyer's estate planning mistake, you may have a claim for legal malpractice. Learn more about common types of estate…

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What Are the 4 Types of Wills and What Should They Include?

Which of the four main types of wills—simple, testamentary trust, joint, and living—you need depends on your circumstances.

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How You Can Use the Coronavirus and Low Interest Rates to Benefit Your Estate Plan

Low interest rates can help when it comes to estate planning strategies. Now may just be the time to refinance, invest, or take advantage of tax…

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Does Power of Attorney Override the Wishes of a Spouse?

Few relationships hold more legal power than spouses, but simply being married may not mean that someone has the final say in all matters. Find out…

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Understanding a Military Power of Attorney

If you're unsure whether you need a military power of attorney, it's time to dig in and learn more. Here's a primer on understanding how they work…

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How to Use a Remote Online Notary

Remote Online Notarizations have become an important legal tool during the Coronavirus pandemic. Twenty-three states have already authorized its use…

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