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What’s a Living Will?
Elder Law

What’s a Living Will?

A living will is a legal document that allows you to specify the kind of care you’d like to receive in end-of-life situations. This is different from an advance healthcare directive, though either one can be an important part of an estate plan.

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When Do I File a Tax Return for an Estate?
Asset Protection

When Do I File a Tax Return for an Estate?

My 91-year-old mother-in-law died on Dec. 13, 2020. There was no will, so we are currently working our way through the probate process. Her income was less than $20,000 a year from Social Security and we can’t find any tax returns she filed. Was she required to file?

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Estate Planning Meets Tax Planning
Asset Protection

Estate Planning Meets Tax Planning

By being very selective about who receives which type of money—whether Traditional or Roth IRAs, after-tax brokerage accounts, life insurance, etc.—you can dramatically cut the share that goes to the IRS and increase the amount going to your family.

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How Do You Handle Probate?
Estate Administration

How Do You Handle Probate?

Although there is considerable legal information and misinformation, it is generally understood that a last will and testament is the device used to distribute property after death. However, the why, how and when are less familiar.

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