The Documents You Need for Your Estate Plan

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The Documents You Need for Your Estate Plan Whether you are thinking about creating an estate plan or already have one in place, it is important to ensure you have the proper documentation. Unless you have a law degree, understanding estate planning can be confusing. In this DIY age, you may be inclined to try and create your estate plan

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Looking a Gift-Horse in the Mouth: Renouncing a Bequest

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Looking a Gift-Horse in the Mouth: Renouncing a Bequest Why would anyone lucky enough to be a beneficiary under a will decide to reject the gift being left to them? The law calls this type of rejection a “disclaimer” or “renunciation”—and it’s a very important estate planning tool to consider whether you are administering or are the beneficiary of an

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After we sign the Will, where should we keep it?

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After we sign the Will, where should we keep it? One question I hear from clients all the time: After we sign the Will, where should we keep it? Before we answer that question, let’s ask another, related question: What if your loved ones can’t find your Will? Consider the matter of famed Olympic runner, Florence Griffith-Joyner, the fastest woman in

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Save Your Children From Themselves: The Estate of Whitney Houston

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Save Your Children From Themselves: The Estate of Whitney Houston Whitney Houston passed away in 2012.  In her estate plan, Whitney named her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, as her sole heir.  In January of this year, Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her residence.  She has yet to regain consciousness. Bobbi Kristina’s story has a lot to teach

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Do You Have Unclaimed Property in New Jersey?

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Do You Have Unclaimed Property in New Jersey? The state of New Jersey returned $125.1 million in unclaimed property and funds to residents in 2014. According to the The Unclaimed Property Administration, 70,762 people submitted claims during the 2014 fiscal year. So what is this unclaimed property? It is tangible and intangible possessions that have remained unclaimed by their rightful

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