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Every medical directive is not enforceable

Why Won’t Caregivers Honor a Patient’s Advanced Directive?

When she worked on the trading floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, long before cellphone calculators, Susan Saran could perform complex math problems in her head. Years later, as one of its top regulators, she was in charge of investigating insider trading deals. Today, she struggles to remember multiplication tables.

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extra planning for unmarried couples

Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples

The number of unmarried couples who live together reached 18 million in 2016, a 29% jump from 14 million in 2007. Among adults age 50 and older, the increase was 75%: About four million were cohabiting in 2016, up from 2.3 million in 2007.

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Conflicting Instructions

What if Dad’s Will and Trust are at Odds?

A will and a trust are separate legal documents that typically share a common goal of facilitating a unified estate plan. While these two items ideally work in tandem, since they are separate documents, they sometimes run in conflict with one another–either accidentally or intentionally.

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George Michael’s Charity

George Michael’s Charity Continues

George Michael’s late younger sister Melanie Panayiotou’s share of the massive fortune she inherited from her legendary brother will be donated to charity, keeping in tune with the singer’s generosity during his lifetime.

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surprising estate planning tips

Three Surprising Estate Planning Tips

A will or trust explains what you want to have happen to your assets when you die, hopefully in a very, very long time. While most people understand that a will explains what to do with money, property, and children, there are other parts you might be surprised by.

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