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Will Meets the Web - Estate Planning for Digital Assets

Will Meets the Web – Estate Planning for Digital Assets

Federal and State Legislation Trail Real-World Use of Digital Assets, Potentially Increasing the Difficulty of Identifying and Conserving These Assets for Heirs and Beneficiaries

How to Avoid Common Trust Mistakes

How to Avoid Common Trust Mistakes

Trusts can be the linchpin of a solid estate plan. It is important to remember that you can't just set up a trust and forget about it. It is a good idea to periodically review how your trust is working to make sure you and your family are getting the full benefit of it. Not doing so can be costly and may cause unintended consequences with respect to one's estate plan.

Asset Protection Is for Everyone

Asset Protection Is for Everyone

When people hear the words “asset protection,” they think of rich individuals with offshore accounts and tax havens. However, in reality, asset protection is for everyone. Using a series of basic techniques, individuals can increase the odds that the wealth they’ve accumulated stays with them and their heirs and not someone else.

Legal Issues to Consider When Parents Are Living with Their Adult Children

When Parents Are Living with Their Adult Children

Did you know that almost 20 percent of the U.S. population, or more than 55 million Americans, are living in households with two adult generations?

Avoid the Fight for the Family Cottage

Avoid the Fight for the Family Cottage

Oftentimes, the idea of "estate planning" can seem overwhelming. However, estate planning at its most basic level is simply making decisions about who should receive your assets when you die and creating a plan that efficiently transfers ownership of the assets at the time of your death to your intended beneficiaries.

Estate Planning for People Who Don't Have Families

Estate Planning for People Who Don’t Have Families

A growing number of older people don't have a spouse, children or other close relatives. One of the biggest concerns for people in such a situation is how to prepare in case they become disabled or incapacitated.

Should You Tell Your Children About Your Estate Planning?

Should You Tell Your Children About Your Estate Planning?

Often, one of the hardest decisions people make in the estate planning process is how much (and when) to tell their children or other heirs about their plans.