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Dad, Can We Talk? Answers to 9 Top Questions About Discussing Long-Term Care Planning

At what point is it appropriate for grown children, spouses, caregivers or friends to attempt to discuss ...

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Tailoring a Will and Power of Attorney for Multiple States

If you own property -- whether houses, bank accounts, or vehicles -- in more than one state, do you need estate plan...

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How Do an Estate's Debts Get Paid?

An executor is the person responsible for managing the administration of a deceased person's estate.  One of an executor's main jobs is to pay people or institutions to whom the estate owes money, called the estate's creditors.

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Incentive Trusts: Ensuring That an Inheritance Will Be Well Spent

Some parents, fearful of how a large inheritance will affect their heirs, set up what are known as “incentive trusts” that ensure that the trust funds support positive behavior and discourage unproductive activities. 

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Preventing a Will Contest

It may be impossible to prevent relatives from fighting over your will entirely, but there are steps you can take to try to minimize squabbles and ensure your intentions are carried out.

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The 101 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes

Learning what not to do can be just as instructive as learning what to do.

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Why Plan Your Estate?

The knowledge that we will eventually die is one of the things that seems to distinguish humans from other living be...

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Back to Black: Amy Winehouse Didn't Have a Will After All

Following the death of singer Amy Winehouse from alcohol poisoning last July, the British paper the Daily Mail reported ... 

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