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Trends could change your estate planning

If you're thinking of simply leaving your possessions to your children, one thing to consider is the way current trends are going around the time you'll pass those items on. They could have a huge impact on whether or not the kids actually want the stuff you've accumulated.

What is a pour-over will?

A pour-over will is something you may want to use if you're going to use a living trust. It helps to move your assets when you pass away so that your wishes are followed.

Why do people get cut out of wills?

Being cut out of a will can happen for a variety of reasons, and every situation is different. A parent may be unhappy with a child's life choices or may simply have fallen out of touch with that child. As varied as family life is from one family to the next, so are the reasons for disinheriting a child. However, there are three big reasons that some experts have noted:

Should you put your dog in your will?

As you create your will, you have a lot to think about. You need to consider all of your children, their children, your spouse, and exactly what you want to have done with major assets like the family home. As you do all of this, should you spend some time considering your dog? Does he need to be included in the will?

Think about the various points necessary in your estate plan

Your estate plan is something that you need to make sure is fully prepared when you pass away. This doesn't mean that you can wait until you are at the end of the road to get things together. Instead, today is the best day to get your estate plan moving forward. We can help you learn about the options that you have for getting everything together.

I don't have kids, so why do I need an estate plan?

One of the biggest misconceptions about estate planning is that unless you have children or other heirs, you don't need to worry about your estate. But even if your estate is relatively modest, consisting only of personal items and a couple bank accounts, you still want that to go to the person or organization of your choice rather than the state, don't you?

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