Category Archives for "Estate Planning"

Feb 24

What Happens to Your Pets When You Die?

By Paulette Lundy

If you have pets, my guess is that you love them as much as you do your children, but I’m also guessing that you have not provided any written or, better yet, legally documented instructions about what should happen to them, if you become incapacitated or when you die. If you have, read this article […]

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Feb 10

False Security: Is Your Will Legally Valid?

By Paulette Lundy

A last will and testament can ensure your wishes are respected when you die. But if your will isn’t legally valid, those wishes might not actually be carried out, and instead the laws of “intestate succession” would apply, meaning that the state decides who gets your stuff, and it’s very likely not to be who […]

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Jan 27

4 Things Trusts Can Do That Wills Can’t

By Paulette Lundy

Both wills and trusts are estate planning documents that can be used to pass your wealth and property to your loved ones upon your death. However, trusts come with some distinct advantages over wills that you should consider when creating your plan.That said, when comparing the two planning tools, you won’t necessarily be choosing between […]

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