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Making Sense Out of Dollars
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Part 11 of 11 TERMS USED FOR WILLS & TRUSTS To end our series of wills and trusts, I thought a glossary of terms might be in order. Beneficiary: Someone named in a legal document to … more
Part 10 of 11 WHAT ARE MY FINAL THOUGHTS ON TRUSTS? Even in the most open families, conversation often quiets when two subjects arise: death and money. For both parents and adult children, … more
Part 4 of 4 What to Think About In effect, a living will expresses your wishes and enforces your decisions when you are no longer able to do so, for yourself. Far from a token gesture, it is a … more
Part 3 of 4 How Do You Write a Living Will? Get the appropriate form: While many states provide Living Will forms that you can use, you are not required to do so. If it does not fit within your … more
Part 2 of 4 How Do I Prepare to Write a Living Will? 1. Talk to your doctor: Before writing up your Living Will, it is important that you speak with your doctor, ensuring that you clearly … more
Part 1 of 4 During the past weeks, our discussions have been about wills. The difference between a Living Will and a Will is that the Living Will takes care of you as you die, not afterward as a … more
Part 12 of 12 What Terminology Should I Be Aware Of Regarding Wills? Administrator - person appointed or who petitions to administer an estate in an intestate succession. Beneficiary - … more
Part 11 of 12 Do I Need To Examine My Will In The Future? Because personal and family circumstances change, you should review your will at least once every five years to make certain that it … more
Part 10 of 12 When Does the Reading of the Will Happen? While you have probably watched in the movies or read in a book about “the reading of the will,” this is a purely fictional … more
Part 9 of 12 How Can You Be Certain That The Distribution Of The Estate Will Be Without Problems? You can make probate (the settling of the will) easier by following these simple … more
Part 8 of 12 WHAT CAN I DO TO AVOID ANY MISUNDERSTANDING AMONGST MY FAMILY? “Where there’s a will there are relatives.” This statement is so true but there are things that you … more
Part 7 of 12 What Are The Specific Duties Of An Executor? It is both an honor and a burden to serve as someone’s executor. An executor is entrusted with responsibility for winding up … more
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