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Steps to Take in Advance of Death or Disability

No one wants to face the fact that our loved ones will not be with us forever.Facing our own mortality is frighteni...

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How to Avoid Problems as a Trustee

Being a trustee is a big responsibility and if you don't perform your duties properly, you could be personally liable ...

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Financial Downturn Coupled With Changing Estate Tax Rules Mean It's Time to Review Your Estate Plan

The financial crisis, coupled with possible changes in the estate tax law, make now a good time to review your est...

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5 Questions to Ask Before Making Gifts for Medicaid or Tax Planning

Many seniors consider transferring assets for estate and long-term care planning purposes, or just to help out children and grandchildren.

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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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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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