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Have You Prepared Your Estate For When You Die And What Should You Consider Making Sure You Have Done Sooner Rather Than Later?

Preparing for one’s one death can feel challenging to grabble with, but properly preparing your estate will help your loved ones navigate your passing without the added burden of determining what your wishes would have been. How and when you prepare your estate may differ based on your age. For example, young parents may create […]

What is your family’s plan if a spouse dies?

Imagining your spouse dying feels terrible, but unfortunately, it’s a good idea to have a plan in case the unthinkable happens. Whether you and your partner are equal income earners or one partner is the bread-winner having a plan can help the living partner navigate an impossible time. How Can I Protect My Family If […]

Hard Questions to Ask When Planning Your Estate

When creating your estate plan, you will be faced with some hard questions about how you want your property and assets distributed, as well as about your end of life care. You’ll also need to choose an executor to manage your will and estate after you pass. Here are some questions you’ll need to ask […]

A Guide To Irrevocable Trusts

Choosing to create a trust can help your loved ones avoid probate, taxes, and keep your finances private after your death [1].  A trust can help you control the inheritance you’re giving by distributing by your assets over time to your beneficiaries or when they reach a certain age [1]. When creating a trust, it’s important […]

What Is Unlawful Imprisonment In Domestic Violence Cases?

In domestic violence cases, false imprisonment is when the alleged abuser physically detains their victim either by using physical force or threatening violence against them if they left their home or current location. The legal definition of false imprisonment is the unlawful restraint of another unwilling person without legal justification [1]. False imprisonment is a […]