Estate Planning

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

New Mexico Last Will and Testament

New Mexico laws affect how a last will protects your wishes. Find out how last wills are used in New Mexico, how to get a last will, how to change a…

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Estate Planning for Animal Lovers: Pet Trusts 101

From favorite foods to medical prescriptions, any special needs your pet may have should be detailed in a pet trust. By providing these instructions…

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Annual Checkup: Is Your Estate Plan Up-to-Date?

An outdated estate plan can cause trouble for you and your family, so it's wise to regularly review and update your estate plan.

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How to Use a Social Security Calculator for Estate Planning

With the Social Security calculator, you can not only figure out what your benefit will be when you retire, but you can also use the information you…

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Living Will vs. Last Will & Testament

Not sure about the differences between living will vs. last will? Here's a quick summary.

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How to Prevent Your Family from Contesting Your Will

When you create your will as part of your estate plan, you are making sure your last wishes will be carried out. All that careful planning and…

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Types of Health Care Directives

Planning ahead with an Advance Healthcare Directive can make difficult health care decisions less stressful.

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Healthcare Power of Attorney

The health care power of attorney is a document in which you designate someone to be your representative, or agent, in the event you are unable to…

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Understanding a Healthcare Proxy

An essential element of your estate plan, a healthcare proxy takes effect when you're temporarily incapacitated—but requirements vary by state.

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The Probate Process: Four Simple Steps

Knowing what probate actually involves will help ease your fears about the process, one that isn't always as complex as you might think.

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