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How to Help Your Parents Create an Estate Plan

The maze of estate planning can often be challenging, even more so when it involves discussing the future with aging parents. The phrase “estate plan” might seem daunting, but in reality, it’s a vital step to ensure that your parents’ wishes are respected and their assets are protected. Understanding Estate Planning: The Basics Estate planning […]

3 Major Estate Planning Mistakes You Could be Making Right Now

Planning for the future, especially when it concerns our family’s wellbeing, is paramount. Yet, navigating the legal intricacies of estate planning can be daunting. Estate planning is not just about wills or trusts but involves a comprehensive approach to safeguard your assets and ensure they’re passed on to your loved ones in the manner you […]

Top 5 Considerations When Naming an Executor in Your Will

Crafting a will is a vital part of future planning, as it expresses your final wishes and outlines the distribution of your assets upon your demise. However, the effectiveness of this legal document relies heavily on the person chosen to execute it—the executor or personal representative. Their role in managing your estate is critical, so […]

Estate Planning for the Child-Free

John Davis, despite having no children, realized the essential role of comprehensive estate planning in managing his diverse and complex assets, with a goal to ensure his wealth distribution as per his wishes, prevent potential disputes, and minimize taxes. With strong feelings about end-of-life care, he safeguarded his medical preferences by creating advance healthcare directives […]

My Estate Plan is Signed, Now What?

The phrase “taken care of after you’re gone” refers to the proactive planning and actions you undertake to protect, preserve, and allocate your wealth and assets after your death. This planning often involves specifying your preferences regarding the distribution of your belongings, and nominating a trusted individual or organization to oversee and implement your desires […]

Can a Beneficiary Be the Trustee of an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?

In the realm of estate planning, setting up an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT) is a popular strategy for preserving assets and providing financial security to beneficiaries after the grantor’s passing. The ILIT, a legal entity created to own and manage a life insurance policy, comes with its own set of rules and guidelines. One […]

Can I Seek Disability for an Autoimmune Disorder?

If you suffer from an autoimmune disorder, you may be eligible for disability benefits. SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) is the most common disability benefit, providing monthly benefits to people unable to work due to a medical condition. With this benefit, you can cover essential costs such as food, housing, and medical care. However, these […]

Social Security Disability Denials Are Often Based on an Outdated Job

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, the slightest mistake can delay the process or result in denial. Unfortunately, thousands of qualified Americans receive denied Social Security Disability benefits every year because the jobs they used to hold have been replaced with newer ones. This mistake happens because the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses […]

When Should I Talk to a Social Security Disability Lawyer?

Social Security Disability is a program that provides financial assistance to people with disabilities. However, the process of applying for and receiving disability benefits can be complicated. If you are considering filing for Social Security Disability or have already filed and been denied, it may be time to consult a Social Security Disability attorney.  In […]

What Conditions Automatically Approve You for Disability?

Chances are, you have heard that getting approved for social security benefits due to a disability is challenging. From the time-consuming steps involved when applying to worrying about your income while you await the decision, many people entitled to disability benefits wonder if the process is even worth it. However, according to the Social Security […]

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