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How To Ensure Your Heirs Use Their Inheritances Wisely

No system is perfect, you can never absolutely guarantee your heirs will be smart with your bequests, but a good estate planning attorney, like Waitz & Downer, can set up a system improving the odds for your inheritors to be safe with their legacies. Estate Planning Tips Consider each beneficiary individually. Minor children and adults […]

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Top Ways a Power of Attorney Could Make Your Life Easier

It can be overwhelming to think about what will happen if you were no longer able to make competent decisions. You may also trust your loved ones will automatically gain control of your estate and act on your behalf in these situations. However, this is not necessarily true. Having a power of attorney can help […]

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How to Plan Your Estate with a Living Will

Living Will vs. Last Will: When most people think of a will, they imagine a document that dictates who receives what upon the death of a loved one. When they picture this, they are thinking about the last will. The last will needs to run through a probate process before any assets can be distributed. […]

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Why You Should Establish A Living Will Today

A last will and testament is critical for ensuring your affairs are managed according to your wishes after your death, but what about the end of your life? A living will is a document that allows people to clearly outline their wishes for end-of-life medical care in case they become unable to communicate their needs […]

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What is a Living Trust?

Planning for the future of your loved ones is a challenging task. You want to make sure that everyone is taken care of when you are gone. If you have complex financial assets, multiple families, several business interests or property located in other states, you may want to consider establishing a living trust. A living […]

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Estate Planning Basics

Due to its rather morbid nature, many people put off estate planning for far longer than they should. Though it can be difficult to think about, it is essential to make a plan for how your assets should be divided and distributed upon your death. Because estate planning can often be a complicated matter, it […]

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5 Reasons You Need an Attorney for Estate Planning

Many people think that the term estate planning is one that is complicated and complex. However, estate planning is something that is basic and also something everyone should have. While everyone should have an estate plan, not everyone needs an estate planning attorney. Here are 5 reasons you need an attorney for estate planning. You […]

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Who Is Protected in a Will?

Getting your affairs in order in the event of your death is possibly the most dreary and morbid task you can undertake. Nobody likes thinking about death, and we tend to procrastinate when it comes to estate planning. In fact, more than half of American adults don’t have a will. This can be a problem […]

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5 Reasons Why You Need a Living Will

Death is a fact of life, and it is important to consider your own mortality when planning for the future. If an accident happens or you become ill who will make end of life decisions for you? This is what a living will is for. Anyone of adult age can have a living will, and […]

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Can Someone Under 18 Create a Will?

Creating a will is a wise choice for everyone, and it can settle your estate in the manner that you best see fit. If you want your house to be given to your son and your vehicle given to your niece, it’s a smart choice to have a will drafted in your name. But, what […]

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