Estate Articles

Planning your estate is easier than you may think. Learn the essentials to estate planning and create personalized estate and health care documents to ensure you and your loved ones are protected.
Before making the choice to disinherit a family member or relative in your Last Will, consider the consequences of your decision.
The complete guide to estate planning with a spouse, including the documents and decisions you both need to make.
A parents' step-by-step guide on how to select a caregiver for their children.
A step-by-step guide to being an executor and settling an estate.
Here are some of the tasks that should be taken care of before you depart on an international trip.
Intestate is a term that describes when a person dies without a Last Will and Testament. It may describe either a deceased person or their estate.
Probate refers to both the process of a court determining the validity of a Last Will and Testament and the personal representative distributing the estate.
The right of survivorship is a right granted to joint property owners that ensures the transfer of one owner's stake to the remaining owners in the case of death.
Trust funds hold assets for beneficiaries to inherit. The primary benefit of trust funds is the avoidance of the probate process which can be a time-consuming and expensive process.
Documenting your various internet accounts and services creates a vital reference work for you and your loved ones. There are several reasons why you should create an online ID record--most importantly because your record is an important part of your estate plan.

Estate Checklists

Executor ChecklistHow to Execute Your Last Will and Testament

Estate Planning Documents

Last Will and TestamentA document used to distribute personal assets to beneficiaries after death.
Power of AttorneyA document used to name a personal representative in the event of incapacitation.
Health Care DirectiveA document that outlines personal health care preferences in the case of an emergency.
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