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Preventing a Will Contest

Emotions can run high at the death of a family member.If a family member is unhappy with the amount they received (or didn't receive) under a w...

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A Parent's Guide to Wills & Trusts: For Grandparents, Too

Getting started on an estate plan can be overwhelming.

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May Someone With Dementia Sign a Will?

Millions of people are affected by dementia, and unfortunately many of them do not have all their estate planning affairs ...

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'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Brings Changes to Estate Taxes and IRAs

Congress finally came to an agreement to avoid the "fiscal cliff," and the agreement includes some changes to estate taxes and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).

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What Can Jim Morrison's Simple Will Teach Us About Estate Planning?

It’s a bit of ancient history, but Jim Morrison’s will highlights a misunderstanding in estate planning that...

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IRS Data Shows Steep Decline in Estates Owing Tax Over Last Decade

Only 0.6 percent of those dying in the U.S. in 2008 owed any estate tax ...

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Digital Assets Raise Estate Planning Questions

More and more, we are conducting our business on the Internet, whether that's online banking, shopping at Amazon and other sites, uploading documents and files to the "cloud," posting videos on YouTube, or communicating with high school classmates via Facebook.

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5 Things to Know to Reduce Your Tax on Capital Gains

The one tax you may be able to avoid or minimize most through planning is the tax on capital gains.

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