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Who Gets Access to Your Online Accounts After You Die?

You may have a plan for what to do with your physical belongings after you die, but what about your online accounts?

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Don't Just Hope for an Inheritance; Get It in Writing

A recent case demonstrates the importance of getting any agreements about inheritance in writing.

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How to Make Your Funeral Wishes Known

How can you make sure your funeral and burial wishes will be carried out after you die?

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5 Rights That Trust Beneficiaries Have

As a trust beneficiary, you may feel like you are at the mercy of the trustee, but depending on the type of trust, trust beneficiaries may have rights to ensure the trust is properly managed.

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How to Protect Your Deceased Loved Ones From Identity Theft

We've all been warned about protecting ourselves from identity theft, but one group of victims can't take action to protect themselves—the dead. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to discourage identity thieves from targeting a deceased loved one.

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What Are the House Ownership Options When Parents and Adult Children Live Together?

Increasingly, several generations of American families are living together.

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Are Children Responsible for Their Parents' Debts?

If a parent dies without paying off her debts, are her children responsible to her creditors? 

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Mom Watches As Son Sues Siblings Over Her Estate

A son is suing his siblings over changes their mother made to her will.

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