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How to Write a Will That’s Contest-Proof

The purpose of a will is to transfer your assets upon your death to the people or entities you want to receive them. But how effectively this is accomplished depends in large part on carefully expressing your intentions and instructions in these documents, as well as making sure they comply with applicable state law. In […]

Blended Families Present Estate Planning Challenges

Planning your estate can be complex, and more so if you are part of a blended family, such as one that includes children from prior marriages of you or your spouse. In addition to considering the typical financial ramifications and tax consequences, you must take added measures to ensure you are making adequate legacies for […]

Understanding How COVID-19 May Have Affected the Value of Your Estate

The economic and personal upheaval triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak is likely to warrant a review of your estate plan, no matter how thorough you think it is. As Americans cope with health fears and financial volatility, it’s worthwhile to determine whether a will, trust, advance medical directive or other legal instrument needs to be […]