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Wills have limits

A will is one of the most basic and essential estate documents. But there are many laws and documents that govern how your assets may be transferred regardless of what is contained in your will. Retirement accounts Usually, the beneficiaries named on 401(k)s,...

Ways to upset an estate plan

An estate plan requires time and effort. But there are common mistakes that people make with their plans that upsets their existing estate plan. Leaving gifts and not changing their will People may use their wills to leave cash gifts to relatives or friends. However,...

Wills and trusts can work together

Many articles about estate planning promote using trusts as a way to help property escape the time-consuming and costly probate process. When property is owned by the trust, it does not become part of a person's estate when they die, and so it skips probate. By...