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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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Will Giving Estate to Mick Jagger Is Reminder of Risks of Disinheriting Relatives

When fashion designer L'Wren Scott committed suicide, she left her entire estate to her boyfriend, Mick Jagger, instead of to her sister or brother.

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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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Estate Planning for a Vacation Home

If you are lucky enough to own a vacation home, then you need to figure out what will happen to it after you are gone. 

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