Estate Laws

  1. A new Supreme Court ruling has some financial advisors rushing to set up trusts to help protect inherited IRAs. Is that necessary?

    How Advisors Can Protect Inherited IRAs

    A new Supreme Court ruling has some financial advisors rushing to set up trusts to ...
  2. Top 7 Estate Planning Mistakes

    Many people try to avoid this process altogether, making things difficult for heirs. ...
  3. Whether it's a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, sometimes you can't protect your home. But there are ways to protect your finances.

    Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    In an emergency like a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, you may not ...
  4. State Laws Dictate Division Of Joint Property

    In breakup, divorce or death, community or common law will determine how property ...
  5. Estate Planning Must-Haves For Unmarried Couples

    Society provides benefits to those who wed and punishes those who don't. Find out ...
  6. Estate Planning: 16 Things To Do Before You Die

    Find out what you need to prepare to avoid serious estate planning mistakes.
  1. In-Depth Guide To Estate Planning

    The process of planning your estate takes careful consideration. Skip any of these ...
  2. Estate Planning Basics

    Deciding what will happen to your assets when you pass away is a must - no matter ...
  1. If I don't have any kids and want to leave all of my worldly possessions to my dog, ...

    A 1993 law, Section 2-907 of the Uniform Probate Code, changed the treatment of a deceased individual's pet from that of ...
  2. If my spouse passes away, will I have to sell my home to meet creditor obligations?

    There are laws that can protect, to a certain extent, the value of a home from property taxes and creditors following the ...
  3. What documents should I have ready in case my partner or I should die?

    Estate planning is one of those topics that most people avoid dealing with until they're forced to. Because of this, many ...
  4. What is estate planning?

    Estate planning involves making plans for the transfer of your estate after death. Your estate is all the property that you ...
  1. Estate Planning: 16 Things To Do Before You Die

    Find out what you need to prepare to avoid serious estate planning mistakes.
  2. Top 8 Estate Planning Mistakes

    Proper planning will help ensure that your wishes are honored and your heirs are ...
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