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Pre-Paid Funeral Plans: Buyer Beware

Funerals rank among the most expensive purchases many consumers will ever make. A traditional funeral costs about $6,000, although “extras” like flowers, obituary notices, acknowledgment cards and limousines can bring the total to well ov… Read More
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Planning for a Loved One with Special Needs

Planning for a Loved One with Special Needs   In general, a trust is a legal device whereby property of some sort (real estate, cash, tangible personal property, etc.) is managed by a person, termed the Trustee, for the benefit of certain other peop… Read More
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Preserving Wealth Over Generations

Preserving Wealth Over Generations Several common sayings refer to the phenomenon of losing inherited wealth.  One is “shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations.”  Another is “the first generation makes it, the second spends it, and t… Read More
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Categories: Blog, Estate Planning

The Consequences of Life Estates

The Consequences of Life Estates A life estate is a form of ownership in which property owners transfer ownership in their property, most commonly their home, while retaining the right to use and occupy it for the remainder of their lives.  This typ… Read More
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Categories: Blog, Probate

Planning for Pets: How a Pet Trust Can Help You Protect Your Pets

The majority of American families own a pet.  If you are part of this majority, it is important to think about making arrangements for your pets in case you are no longer able to care for them yourself.  According to a recent survey, over 63% of pe… Read More
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