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Estate Planning

When is it necessary to update your will?

You might have drafted a will years ago that you thought would have staying power. Like many people, you might have assumed that your relationships and assets would remain stable throughout your lifetime. Even if this has been the case, failing to account for any...

What does power of attorney mean?

As you prepare your estate plans, you may find yourself confused by all the legal jargon. What is the difference between a will and a living will? Do you have to establish a trust? What does power of attorney mean? The last question is important to review because it...

What happens when a will cannot be found?

If a close relative dies and you are left trying to figure out his or her estate, it is quite helpful if there is a will. However, if you cannot find the will, then it is not going to be of much help. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to try to find the will...

Why do you need a will?

Creating a will is one of the most important things you can do to care for your family after you are gone. Death does not come at a pre-planned time, and you never know when the unthinkable will happen. To ensure the care of your family and the division of your assets...