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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How Long Does Probate Take?

Whether you're an executor, administrator, or heir to a probate estate, you probably want to know—just how long is this going to take? Read on.

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What's the Difference Between a Durable and a Regular Power of Attorney?

Because a power of attorney is one of the most important legal documents you can have, it's important to know whether you want a durable or regular…

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Why Business Owners Need to Stay on Top of Their Estate Plans

An estate plan helps preserve the value of your business, but many small business owners don't have one.

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Estate Planning Checklist

Need help getting started with your estate plan? This checklist will help you understand and keep track of the important documents and elements you'…

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Estate Planning: 11 Things to Do Before You Die

With a bit of preparation you can put your mind at ease now and save your loved ones a lot of trouble later.

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Estate Planning for Small Business Owners

Did you know most small businesses don't survive the first generation? Not because these businesses aren't sound - it's usually due to failures in…

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How to Choose a Name for Your Trust

While most people name their living trust their and their spouse’s full names, you don’t have to. Find out about what factors to consider when naming…

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What Is Probate Court?

A guide to the what probate court is and how it works.

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What Is a Power of Attorney (POA)?

Almost everyone needs a power of attorney at some point. Find out what a power of attorney can do, how to get one, and why you need it.

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