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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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Protecting Your Business With Estate Planning

Running and owning a business is just like raising a child: Both are investments in the future, and both require a lot of time, resources and effort to raise successfully. One can argue that you would treat your business like you’d treat a child; you’d want it to succeed even after you’ve passed on or retired.

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