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Will the Girlfriend Get the Life Insurance or the Wife?
Estate Administration

Will the Girlfriend Get the Life Insurance or the Wife?

My boyfriend and I have lived together for 13 years but he is still officially married to another woman. He has a life insurance policy and I’m the beneficiary, and I’m also the beneficiary of his 401(k). Do we need a will and do I have to worry about his wife getting the money?

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How Do I Cancel a Loved One’s Driver’s License?
Advanced Directives

How Do I Cancel a Loved One’s Driver’s License?

Losing a loved one can be difficult and overwhelming. The emotional toll is steep, and several time-consuming details need to be addressed. Even if the loved one left a detailed plan, it is not uncommon to miss a few things that must be handled.

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What are the Most Popular Estate Planning Scams?
Asset Protection

What are the Most Popular Estate Planning Scams?

The Wealth Advisor’s recent article entitled “Beware of These Common Estate Planning Scams” advises you to avoid these common estate planning scams. Cold Calls Offering to Prepare Estate Plans. Scammers call and email purporting to be long lost relatives who’ve had their wallets stolen and are stranded in a foreign country. Seniors fall prey to…

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How are Charitable Contributions Used to Reduce Estate Taxes?
Charitable Planning

How are Charitable Contributions Used to Reduce Estate Taxes?

Increasing tax changes for the wealthy are coming, and motivation to find ways to protect the wealth is getting increased attention, according to a recent article from CNBC entitled “Here’s how to reduce exposure to tax increases with charitable contributions.” Charitable remainder trusts (CRTs) and Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are options for people who are…

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