Estate Plan

Estate Planning 101

Benefits of an Estate Plan The best estate plans are created by focusing on people, not just property. In its most basic terms estate planning is how your affairs will be managed in the event you are not around, either because of your death or incapacity. No one wants to think about their mortality but…

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Estate Planning 101

Benefits of an Estate Plan The best estate plans are created by focusing on people, not just property. In its most basic terms estate planning is how your affairs will be managed in the event you are not around, either because of your death or incapacity. No one wants to think about their mortality but…

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End-of-Life Issues: The Problem with a Living Will and a Better Solution

The problem with a living will, ultimately, is that it allows people who do not understand what you want to accomplish to make decisions to end your life under circumstances you cannot know at this time without any requirement to consult your health care agent. Hospitals and doctors are uniformly protected from liability by state…

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New Mississippi Bill to Allow Dynasty Trusts for First Time

The Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger reported last week that a bill before the state Senate would allow the establishment of “Dynasty Trusts” designed to avoid or minimize estate taxes for the first time. The bill has already passed through the House.1 House Bill 891 has to be approved by the full Senate for the bill…

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New Mississippi Bill to Allow Dynasty Trusts for First Time

The Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger reported last week that a bill before the state Senate would allow the establishment of “Dynasty Trusts” designed to avoid or minimize estate taxes for the first time. The bill has already passed through the House.1 House Bill 891 has to be approved by the full Senate for the bill…

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Top Mistakes Celebrities Make in Estate Planning

The recent death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman clearly demonstrated how failure to have an up-to-date estate plan, whether it is will-based or trust-based, can have a great impact on those left behind, both emotional and economic. As we pointed out last week in our post Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Unexpected Death Raises Numerous Estate Issues,…

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FREE Online Estate Planning Software

Free Estate Planning Software

Our FREE online estate planning software is an easy, efficient, flexible, and secure method of creating your estate plan. You can see exactly what your documents will look like, if you answered all of the questions properly and no customization is needed. Then, consult with your estate planning attorney before you finalize and execute your…

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FREE Online Estate Planning Software

Free Estate Planning Software

Our FREE online estate planning software is an easy, efficient, flexible, and secure method of creating your estate plan. You can see exactly what your documents will look like, if you answered all of the questions properly and no customization is needed. Then, consult with your estate planning attorney before you finalize and execute your…

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