Tag: Trusts

HELP! This Probate Is Taking Forever!!!

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HELP! This Probate Is Taking Forever!!!   After a loved one dies, her estate must be settled. While most people want the settlement process to be done ASAP, probate can

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Do It Yourself Wills and Trusts

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Why Not Just Do It Yourself and Create Your Own Estate Planning Documents Cheaply?   We’ve discussed before the difference between a Will and a Trust and you may be

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What is the difference between a Will and a Trust?

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Wills vs. Trusts: A Quick & Simple Reference Guide   I dedicate a significant part of my book, Estate Planning for the Modern Family, to this topic and it goes

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5 Tragic Mistakes People Make When Leaving Assets to Their Pets

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A pet trust is an excellent way to make sure your beloved pet will receive proper care after you pass on. The problem, of course, is that you won’t actually

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Is Having a Last Will and Testament Enough? Florence Griffith Joyner Thought So.

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I’ve written in the past about the importance of having an estate plan and I encourage you to look back through some of my blog posts. For some families, a

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Should I Sign My Full Name to the Will?

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Whether I’m in the Marietta office or the Chattanooga office, clients will ask me during the final signing meeting if they should sign their Trust or Will using their full

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Don’t Let a Stranger Decide Who Raises Your Kids!

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Have you met your locate Probate Judge? Most people have not, but that could be the person who decides who raises your minor children if you do not put a

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