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Why do living trusts avoid probate?

A living trust is an estate planning tool that allows a person to create a trust that can provide benefits, such as avoiding parts of probate. The reason assets in a living trust avoid probate is simple: it is no longer part of your estate, and since the assets do not...

How Does a Special Needs Trust Work?

A huge part of estate planning is providing for your family. Especially when your loved ones have special needs, it’s essential to ensure that they are taken care of no matter what happens. A special needs trust is one way to look out for your loved ones after you are...

Common Missteps in Estate Planning

One of the more famous quotes from prolific quoter, Benjamin Franklin, is, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” The man known as a statesman, postmaster, diplomat, humorist, and numerous other titles actually lives up to that quote. In his estate plan, he...

5 Essential Items for Your Estate Plan

No one enjoys thinking about their own mortality, and that’s one of the main reasons why only about four out of every 10 American adults have an estate plan in place. But estate planning is much more than just creating a will to distribute your assets after you die....

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