Estate Planning Basics

Learn the essentials around planning and protecting the future for your family and loved ones.

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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10 Estate Planning Must-Dos Before You Travel

No one likes to think of worst case scenarios before a trip, but there are certain estate planning documents you should have in place before you…

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When to Use a Quitclaim Deed

If you’re seeking to transfer ownership of property, a quitclaim deed is a fast and easy method but it's only recommended in certain circumstances.

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Who's the Next of Kin in Case of Inheritance?

State laws dictate the order that assets will be passed down if you die without a will.

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What Happens If You Die Without a Will?

No matter how small your property or assets, or whether you're single, married, or have children—or even pets—it's important to have a will that…

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What Is a Letter of Testamentary?

In order to fulfill your duties as the executor of an estate, you must first be granted the authority through a letter of testamentary.

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Power of Attorney Requirements in Pennsylvania

Granting Power of Attorney helps ensure that you and your property are protected if you are incapacitated or otherwise unavailable. These are the…

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Power of Attorney Requirements in Texas

Texas has some unique requirements for granting power of attorney that you need to know before setting yours up.

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What Is a Durable Power of Attorney?

When power of attorney is made durable, it remains intact if you cannot make decisions for yourself.

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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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