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Estate planning services refer to the process of managing and distributing one's assets and properties after their death, in a way that ensures the smooth transfer of wealth to the intended beneficiaries while minimizing taxes and other expenses. Estate planning services may include drafting legal documents such as wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, as well as providing guidance and advice on strategies for asset protection and wealth transfer. These services may be provided by lawyers, financial advisors, or other professionals with expertise in estate planning. Effective estate planning can help individuals achieve their long-term financial goals and provide peace of mind for themselves and their loved ones.

What doesn't Medicare cover.

You Need a Properly Prepared Last Will

Posted on: February 21, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Although executing a will can seem overwhelming, when the document is signed, you can rest assured that you have given clear instructions to those who will have to handle your estate after your death.
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What doesn't Medicare cover.

Does Will Have an Expiration Date?

Posted on: February 16, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
If I have a current will that is about seven to 10 years old, do I have to write up a new will or can I edit the current will?
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Beware Inheritance Theft

What Is Inheritance Theft ?

Posted on: February 15, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Receiving an inheritance could provide an unexpected (or anticipated) financial windfall. There’s just one thing you may have to contend with – people attempting to steal what you’ve inherited.
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Keep your estate plan organized

What’s the Best Way to Organize Your Estate Plan?

Posted on: February 14, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Does somebody else know where it is in the event of your death or incapacity?
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Can a BDIT save you on taxes?

What Is a Beneficiary Defective Inheritor’s Trust?

Posted on: February 13, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
A Beneficiary Defective Inheritor’s Trust, also known as a ‘BDIT,’ is a specific type of estate planning trust.
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What wrong with the Presley estate?

What’s a Bequest?

Posted on: February 9, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
When a person uses a will to leave property to their family, friends or the causes they support, the act is known as a bequest. A bequest can be the cash, investments, jewelry or other items that a person passes to beneficiaries when they die.
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Can a BDIT save you on taxes?

Who Gets Graceland after Lisa Marie Presley‘s Death?

Posted on: February 8, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Lisa Marie Presley‘s surviving three children will reportedly inherit her Graceland estate.
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What Happened to Phil Spector

When Is Life Insurance Taxable to Beneficiaries?

Posted on: February 7, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
When beneficiaries receive a payout from a life insurance policy, they typically don’t have to pay taxes. However, there are a few situations where a portion of the life insurance benefit is taxable to the beneficiary.
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Can your love ones be disinherited ?

How to Protect Loved Ones from Being Disinherited

Posted on: February 6, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
If your beneficiary designations are out of date and you die without updating those designations, your assets could go the wrong people–a former spouse, for example–no matter what your will says.
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Can a BDIT save you on taxes?

Is Handwritten Instruction in Bible Valid to Update a Will?

Posted on: February 2, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
A state appeals court has ruled that a handwritten instruction in a Bible that included only the first name of the writer was a valid codicil that changed a will.
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