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Asset Protection
Asset Protection

How Do I Make Sure My Wife Gets the House?

I am currently married but I purchased a home from my mother before my marriage. I added my younger sister to the deed at the time of purchase, so the house would remain in the family if something happened to me. I have been paying the mortgage and bills myself for three years now. However, now that I’m married to a great woman, who would get the house when I die?

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Asset Protection
Asset Protection

What You Need to Know about Trusts

Generally, if you own property, have life insurance and/or have other assets which total over $150,000 (including life insurance and real property), you are a candidate for asset protection.

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Asset Protection

What You Need to Do after a Loved One Dies

When a family member or other loved one dies, the natural response is to feel overwhelmed. However, there are some very practical and legal matters that need to be attended to ‘immediately, if not sooner.’

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Asset Protection
Asset Protection

How Do I Use the Pandemic to Finish My Estate Plan?

The number of global coronavirus cases surpassed 900,000 on Wednesday—with more than 200,000 known infections, and a death toll that has quadrupled over the last week just in the United States. The health implications alone are terrifying enough, not to mention the economic turmoil or the emotional toll of lockdown measures currently affecting three out of four Americans.

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Asset Protection

What are Walt Disney’s Heirs Worth?

The Walt Disney Company has come a long way since it was founded by brothers Walt and Roy O. Disney nearly a century ago. What began as a cartoon studio is now a media powerhouse, complete with amusement parks and properties.

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Beneficiary Designation
Asset Protection

What’s the Best Way to Provide for My Family when I’m Gone?

Estate planning involves making a plan for the transfer of your property upon your death or incapacity. Your estate is all of the property you own, which can include cash, jewelry, cars, houses, clothes, land, retirement, investments and savings accounts. The goals of estate planning are to make sure most of your estate is transferred to your beneficiaries, you pay minimal taxes on the estate and children are assigned guardianship.

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Annuities

Do Unmarried Couples Need Estate Planning?

Experts say that creating a plan for what happens to your estate — regardless of how meager or massive your assets — is key for unmarried couples who want their commitment to each other protected in the event of death.

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