Estate Planning

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

How Blended Families are Changing the Estate Planning Rules

To avoid estate planning issues, families need to be open about the process, set up trusts, and designate trustees.

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Help Your Aging Parents Preserve Their Wealth, and Yours

Aging parents may need expensive long-term care. Advance estate planning can help them maximize their assets while possibly preserving more for…

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Living Trust: Trustor vs. Trustee

Are you thinking about setting up a living trust? If so, you need to understand the difference between the trustor and trustee, how the two are…

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I've Been Named the Executor of a Will. Now What?

The executor of a will is responsible for carrying out a deceased loved one's wishes. If someone named you the executor, you'll need to learn more…

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Pros and Cons of Having a Co-Executor of a Will

Should you designate more than one person to handle your estate after you pass? Before you decide, find out some of the benefits and drawbacks.

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The Basics of Probate Accounting in California

California has some very specific guidelines regarding probate accounting. Are you acquainted with all of the responsibilities of an estate trustee…

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How We Can Learn from Philip Seymour Hoffman's Last Will

Change is a part of life. But sometimes, people forget that when it comes to estate planning.

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Last Wills of Former U.S. Presidents

From minimum wage workers to the president of the United States, everyone should have a will. Many individuals can make a will themselves. People who…

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Estate Planning: Gifting Unrelated Caregivers

What does the law say about leaving money or property to caregivers or friends who aren't related to you?

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Without a Will, What Will Happen to Zappos CEO's Fortune?

Without a will in place, the fate of the former Zappos CEO's fortune is now in the hands of the courts.

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