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Power of Positive Thinking through Estate Planning

May 14, 2020

Many scientific studies have established that there is a wide range of benefits flowing from positive thinking. At a time when many are focused on worst-case scenarios and gloomy predictions, you can resist the pull of negativity and embrace the beneficial results of positivity.

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Estate Plan for a Pandemic

How to Prepare Your Finances and Estate Plan for a Pandemic

April 15, 2020

Creating or updating your estate plan is an important part of exercising control over your finances, and ensuring that proper plans are in place can provide substantial peace of mind and security for you and your family.

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Celebrate Single Parent Day: Take Steps to Provide for Your Kids’ Future

March 12, 2020

In 1984, Congress issued a resolution, signed by President Reagan, establishing March 21st as National Single Parent Day: a day devoted to recognizing the dedication of single parents, who make self-sacrificial efforts to care for their children’s needs, and encouraging family members, friends, and communities to help provide an optimal environment for their children.

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Planning for Millennials

January 15, 2020

Millennials (born 1981 to 1996) are well known for their distinctiveness as a group. They have followed paths and set goals that are decidedly different from those chosen by previous generations. They are highly diverse, better educated, more socially conscious, and wait longer to have families than their parents and grandparents.

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Steps to Take When a Loved One Dies

November 13, 2019

If you are simply too overwhelmed to call us during the first couple of weeks after your loved one passes away, it is important to keep in mind that there are several practical and legal considerations that the person named as the executor of the estate or trustee of the trust should address in the initial weeks following the death, prior to the administration of the estate or trust.

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Estate Planning Awareness Week: Having a Conversation with Your Family About Their Estate Plan

November 6, 2019

In 2008, Congress recognized the need for the public to understand the importance and benefits of estate planning by passing House Resolution 1499, which designated the third week of October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week.

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Important Considerations for Beneficiary Designations of Life Insurance Policies

Important Considerations for Beneficiary Designations of Life Insurance Policies

September 26, 2019

Life insurance is often one of the most important parts of an estate plan. People usually purchase life insurance to prevent their spouse, children, or other dependents from suffering financial hardship if they die unexpectedly.

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HAVE YOU TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT PLANNING WINDOW?

July 11, 2018

Like all things, tax laws are constantly changing. Together, we need to respond quickly and strategically to the new developments in the tax law landscape. While you shouldn’t wait to review your estate plan in light of the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), making a knee-jerk reaction is rarely the best course of action, either.

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PLANNING FOR THE FINANCIAL FUTURE OF A TROUBLED ADULT CHILD

June 11, 2018

Are you concerned about any of your adult children? Estate planning can pose extra challenges for families with adult children struggling with addiction, marital issues, or irresponsibility with money. The last thing you want is for your wealth to end up having a negative impact on your child, or to see them squander their inheritance.

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