No Last Will and Testament? Now What?

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As challenging as it is to think about what will happen to your loved ones after you pass, it is vital if you have specific wishes. If you die without drafting a last will and testament, you leave your loved ones’ future and the future of your assets up to the intestacy laws of the state in which you live. Intestacy laws put the delegation of your assets into the state court’s ...

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How to Avoid the Probate Courts

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If you are one of the many individuals who wants to provide for your loved ones after you pass but do not want to go through probate to do so, these helpful tips may be of some guidance. When it comes to avoiding probate court, there is an ...

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Using Living Trusts To Avoid Probate

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As you may have heard about the complex and long process of probates, you may be inclined to try and avoid the process altogether. When you are going over your estate planning desires, your main priority is likely leaving as much of your wealth to your children and heirs as possible. Through the probate process, you are required to leave a good amount of your money to probate lawyers. Did you know that living trusts make it possible to avoid ...

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Preparing Your Financials for Deployment

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Deployment orders typically raise an abundance of questions and concerns. One of the most important steps that need to be taken care of before an individual is deployed is arranging their financial assets. Compiled are some helpful tips to get you through this process:

  • You will want to appoint someone to handle your financial affairs while you are deployed. If you are a single parent, you will want to appoint someone as a temporary guardian as well. A power of attorney ...
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Avoid Probate Court By Appointing Beneficiaries

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Appointing responsible beneficiaries for all of your bank and brokerage accounts can help you avoid probate court. Doing this can help you save thousands of dollars.

  1. No matter how young you may be, you want your loved ones to have your money if the unthinkable were to happen to you. Whether you’re 18 years old or 60 years old, it is important that you inform the bank of who your beneficiaries are. A simple statement is all that is necessary to ...
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