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Important Things to Consider When Preparing Your Will – U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report Important Things to Consider When Preparing Your WillU.S. News & World ReportA will is arguably the most basic part of an estate plan, which also includes a financial power of attorney, a healthcare directive (also known as a medical power of attorney), and potentially a trust. As part of writing a will, the will's creator…read more →

Council told to stay out of estate plans – Bridport and Lyme Regis News

Council told to stay out of estate plansBridport and Lyme Regis NewsThe go-ahead for the scheme to revamp the run-down estate was given by the district council in June amid scenes of chaos and recrimination when councillors rejected a 33-page report from their own planning officers recommending the application by … and more »

Story Homes plans new estate on southern edge of Carlisle – NW Evening Mail

NW Evening Mail Story Homes plans new estate on southern edge of CarlisleNW Evening MailStory Homes wants to build an estate of nearly 300 homes at Blackwell on the southern edge of the city. The company started work last month on an 850-home development at Crindledyke to the north. Meanwhile, other developers have planning consents for … and more »

Facing possible estate tax, investors stick to sidelines – InvestmentNews

Facing possible estate tax, investors stick to sidelinesInvestmentNewsBy Darla Mercado. September 25, 2012 3:38 pm ET. About 15 million households soon could end up with estate tax liabilities, but many wealthy individuals in this scenario are not yet putting plans in place to minimize them. estate planning, taxes, LIMRA … and more »

Letter to an Ex – LifeHealthPro

LifeHealthPro Letter to an ExLifeHealthProBelow is a fictional letter I drafted to a former partner because I know only too well what can happen when estate planning is not done properly after divorce. I hope you enjoy this outreach to an ex-spouse or partner and consider taking steps to do …

ESTATE PLANNING: Review your estate plan after a divorce – nwitimes.com

ESTATE PLANNING: Review your estate plan after a divorcenwitimes.comQ: Is it true that a spouse is removed completely from an estate plan in the event of a divorce? A: Yes and no. If after creating a will the maker is divorced, any provisions in favor of the ex-spouse are revoked. So if you are asking if an ex-spouse …

Family home and bro are a package deal – Chicago Tribune

Family home and bro are a package dealChicago TribuneDear Amy: We purchased my father-in-law's home from his estate a year ago. We understood that my brother-in-law came with the home, as he'd been living here rent free since the family moved in 50 years ago. At first we did not ask for rent and he never … and more »

Retirement Guys: Four tips for a better investment plan – Toledo Free Press

Toledo Free Press Retirement Guys: Four tips for a better investment planToledo Free PressThe series is called “The Essential Series: The Essentials for Investing, The Essentials for Asset Protection, and The Essentials for Estate Planning.” The goal is to help the average investor discover where he or she stands financially, gain knowledge …

Free seminar explains estate planning options – Prescott Daily Courier

Free seminar explains estate planning optionsPrescott Daily CourierFree seminar explains estate planning options. The Yavapai County Community Foundation is offering a free estate-planning seminar to discuss common questions. No prior knowledge is necessary to attend. The seminar is from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept.

Provide for pets in your estate plan – Marietta Daily Journal

Provide for pets in your estate planMarietta Daily JournalWe have all had a good chuckle at the legend of a wealthy heiress willing her $30 million estate to her French poodle. While most of us do not have a multimillion-dollar estate to leave to our pets, many of us consider our animal companions as part of …