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Estate Planning and Your Digital Life

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal about including your digital assets in your estate planning got me thinking about how electronic files and communications are becoming integral to our everyday lives.

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When You Should Update your Will

My law practice has been concentrated on estate planning since about 1992. I have had plenty of time to see clients five to ten years after the completion of their wills and other estate plan documents.

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It Starts With a Will

A good estate plan only starts with well-drafted documents.

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Estate Planning and IRA’s

A retirement account can be the key to long-term financial security. It also can be a person's largest financial asset, if not in the present at least in the future.

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Life Insurance Choices

It is such a simple question when you are completing a life insurance policy application. Who do you want to receive the death benefit in the event of your death?

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Getting Old: Planning for Disability

Let's face it. We are all getting older. Life gives all those under the age of 30 a psychological "immunity" to any worry about that fact of life.

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Living Trusts: What Are They?

One estate planning tool that gets an inordinate amount of attention in the popular press is the "living trust." From some articles one would think that this one legal instrument can cure every estate planning problem.

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Elder Care - Planning to Grow Old

It is a good news/bad news joke. The good news is that people are living longer. The bad news is that people are living longer - and when they get "too" old they are not able to live independently.

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Saving for College

When I first wrote my newspaper column about "saving for college" it was August, the time for many students to leave for a new year in college. It was too late for those students to start a college fund to pay tuition costs for that year.

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How to Title Real Estate

There are many medical situations that are not life or death, but the patient is not able to make and communicate a decision as to treatment. That is where a Healthcare Power of Attorney can be absolutely essential and a Living Will is irrelevant.

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