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Monday, December 26, 2016

Estate Planning for Special Needs


Forbes.com published an article entitled, "Estate Planning for Special Needs" (Nov 7, 2016). Provided below is a brief summary of the article from Forbes.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Three End-of-Life Estate Plan Lessons


What are the top three concerns in planning your estate?

Barron’s recently published an article about three lesser-known aspects of estate planning that go beyond financial and tax matters. Without a doubt, money matters are important to plan out. However, without taking into account some critical health care issues, your careful


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Monday, December 12, 2016

The Most Important Estate Planning Issue Boomers Need to Address


Kelley Long (Forbes.com) published an article entitled, "The Most Important Estate Planning Issue Boomers Need to Address" (May 08, 2016). Provided below is a brief summary of the article from Forbes.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

How does estate planning in Florida differ from estate planning in other states?


How does estate planning in Florida differ from estate planning in other states?

With so many people, especially seniors, relocating to Florida to experience the economic and climatic advantages of the Sunshine State, it is important to understand how relocation will impact estate planning, particularly wills. For a certain number of individuals, wills drafted in other states may need to be revised in order to remain valid under Florida's state laws. Whenever you relocate from another state to Florida, it is important to have an


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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Jose Fernandez's legacy will live on -- in a trust for his unborn daughter


How can you protect your unborn heirs?

Major League Baseball fans, family and friends mourn the loss of Marlin’s Pitcher Jose Fernandez this month. Fernandez was killed when his 32’ fishing boat, Kaught Looking, crashed into a jetty off of Miami beach.

Unlike most people, Fernandez had the luxury of having an agent, Scott Boras, looking out for his interests and the interests of his family in the event that he passed.


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Monday, November 7, 2016

The Cost of an Unprepared Estate


Prince George Citizen has recently published an article entitled, "The Cost of an Unprepared Estate" (Oct 17, 2016). Provided below is a brief summary to the article:

The Cost of an Unprepared Estate

British Columbia has more people turning 50 years old today than at any other time in history.


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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Common Estate Planning Mistakes


What are some of the common pitfalls in estate planning?

By now, most people are aware that estate plans are not just needed by those who are extremely wealthy. As long as you have any savings or investments, a car, a home, or any possessions of value, you owe it yourself, your loved ones, and sometimes to the community at large, to make a plan as to how you want these things distributed after your passing. A


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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

ABLE Accounts Provide another Way to Protect Disabled Children


What is an ABLE account and how can it be used to help protect my disabled child's future?

Having a special-needs child is challenging on a variety of fronts -- physical, emotional, and financial. Not only do parents have to worry about caring for their disabled child in the present, but are concerned about how their child will be provided for in the future. Depending on the nature of the child's special needs, and the type of care he or she will require, different arrangements must be made. Having a


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Monday, October 17, 2016

How a Will Treating Children Differently Can Still Be Fair


Paul Sullivan (The New York Times) has recently published an article entitled, "How a Will Treating Children Differently Can Still Be Fair" (July 29, 2016). Provided below is a brief summary to the article from The New York Times:

How a Will Treating Children Differently Can Still Be Fair

How parents leave inheritances that are unequal but fair, or at least understandable, to their children and how those children deal with it can be challenging - and may require some difficult and open conversations.


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Monday, October 3, 2016

When Dividing Assets, the Little Things Matter


Paul Sullivan (The New York Times) published an article entitled, "When Dividing Assets, the Little Things Matter" (April 15, 2016). Provided below is a brief summary to the article from The New York Times:

 

 When Dividing Assets, the Little Things Matter

People often spend a lot of time crafting estate plans that lay out how their big assets - from cash to homes and securities - will be divided among their children, grandchildren and everyone else down the line.


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