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Questions to Ask When Hiring a Fiduciary

Posted by Gregory Robinson | Sep 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

A comprehensive estate plan consists of several documents that accomplish three important things. First, they lay out your wishes for the handling of your money and property during life and at death. Second, they explain your medical wishes if you are no longer able to make them yourself or commu...

Estate Planning Must-Haves For Single Parents

Posted by Gregory Robinson | Sep 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you are a single parent, life for you right now probably couldn't get any busier. You are likely being pulled between work, school activities, and home - and the inevitable emergencies that fill the lives of single parents everywhere. Being a single parent is a huge responsibility, even if ...

Why Singles Should Worry about Estate Planning

Posted by Gregory Robinson | Sep 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

As a single individual, you may feel overwhelmed when you think about who will step in and make decisions for you if you cannot make decisions for yourself and who will receive your money and property when you die. You may consider your parents or siblings, but depending on whether they are livin...

Lost An Old 401(k)? Here Are 6 Tips For Finding It

Posted by Gregory Robinson | Aug 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

The days of working for a single employer for decades until you retire are over. Today, you are much more likely to change jobs multiple times during your career. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, today's workers have held an average of 12 jobs by the time they reach their 50s. Since ...

Estate Planning 101: Wills vs. Trusts

Posted by Gregory Robinson | Aug 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Wills and trusts are two of the most commonly used estate planning documents, and they form the foundation of most estate plans. While both documents are legal vehicles designed to distribute your assets to your loved ones upon your death, the way in which they work is quite different. From when...

How Can Remarriage Affect Your Estate Planning?

Posted by Gregory Robinson | Aug 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Divorce is more common now than it was in the past, as is remarriage. Depending on how long a prior marriage lasted, the former couple may have engaged in certain levels of estate planning together. When that is the case, it is important to understand how a subsequent marriage can impact the esta...

Basis: What You Need to Know

Posted by Gregory Robinson | Aug 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

“Basis” is a term used frequently in tax law. But for many, the term is unfamiliar and intimidating—perhaps something they feel is better left to a certified public accountant to worry about. Nevertheless, a basic understanding of the concept can be very helpful for understanding important estate...

What Is a Separate Revocable Living Trust?

Posted by Gregory Robinson | Aug 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

When a couple engages in foundational estate planning, one of the first questions addressed by estate planning attorneys is whether it makes sense for the couple to use a revocable living trust (RLT) as a part of their plan. If using an RLT makes sense, an important follow-up question to married ...

6 Things You Should NOT Include In Your Will

Posted by Gregory Robinson | Aug 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

A will is one of the most basic estate planning tools. While relying solely on a will is rarely a suitable option for most people, just about every estate plan includes this key document in one form or another.  A will is used to designate how you want your assets distributed to your surviving lo...

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