Estate Planning

How can you organize an estate plan review?

Building your estate plan is just step one in the ongoing process of managing your estate. Though many mistakenly believe this is the final step, you have ongoing maintenance and monitoring that lasts long after you complete the plan. Organizing an estate plan review...

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5 reasons everyone should have a will

Creating a will is a crucial step toward protecting your family should something happen to you. If you do not have one, a court decides how to distribute your assets.  Preparing a will ahead of time gives you peace of mind knowing that you have an outline for taking...

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Can a judge overrule a will?

During probate, the main job of the court is to ensure the validity of your will and other estate documents. At this time, anyone with interest in your estate can contest your will. When a will contest occurs, NJ.com explains the judge can overrule your will. He or...

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How are debts handled after you die?

Your estate plan provides instructions on distributing assets to heirs after you die. This includes property, money kept in bank accounts, proceeds from life insurance policies, as well as many other types of assets. Additionally, your debt does not just disappear...

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How can you choose a business successor?

Eventually, you may want to leave your business behind. If you are looking forward to retirement, then your business needs to be a part of your estate plan. Inc. describes how business owners should choose their successor. First, you want to give yourself at least two...

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