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What’s the Best Valentine’s Gift for Your Family?

Best Valentine’s Gift for Your Family

With Valentine’s Day here, I’ve been wondering how to show my family I love them. Of course, estate planning was one of my first thoughts (right after chocolate)! Estate planning truly is a gift to your family and loved ones. A proper estate plan makes it easier on your loved ones if you become incapacitated and when you are no longer here. Without a cohesive and thoughtful estate plan, you may leave a gigantic mess that your family may have to spend huge sums of money and lots of time and effort to clean up. If you are incapacitated, they will have...

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Estate Planning for Incapacity

In my previous article I have reminded you that estate planning isn’t just about who will get your assets on your death, it’s also about who will manage your assets and take care of you and your financial affairs if you become incapacitated. With proper planning, you decide; without proper planning a court may get to make the choice. What do we mean by “incapacitated?” Generally speaking, we are referring to a situation where you are unable to make decisions for yourself. Incapacity can result from an accident or arise from health issues, such as stroke, heart attack or dementia. If...

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Educating Your Family About Your Estate Planning

It’s back to school time, so I thought I would write this month about educating your family about your estate plan. If you don’t have an estate plan, educate yourself at my seminar at Gentech  Support located at 402 E. Greenway Parkway. More information about that at the end of my article! If you have done estate planning or are in the process of putting a plan in place, it’s a good idea to educate the people who you have appointed as trustees or executors and also to your family about what you’ve done. Here are some of the primary items...

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