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How to Incorporate Pets into Your Estate Planning

27
April
2014

The pet industry in the United States is a multi-billion dollar one. From places that specialize in breeding pets, to pet food companies, to pet health insurance, millions of dollars are spent every single day taking care of our furry little friends. It makes sense, then, that pets should be included in estate planning. Many […]

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Do Digital Assets Matter in Estate Planning?

20
April
2014

The entire world is becoming more and more digital. Bookstores are closing and libraries going fairly unused thanks to ebooks, CDs are being replaced by MP3s sold online, digital photography has all but replaced traditional film for 99% of people, etc. While this in and of itself generally brings a lot of conveniences, the transition […]

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Don’t Be Afraid to Discuss Estate Plans With Heirs

13
April
2014

Estate planning and the very notion of wills and trusts can be extremely loaded issues. In many cases, when facing the prospects of a loved one dying and divvying up their belongings between friends and family members, grudges and grievances can turn into legitimate fights and wedges. There are many ways to help prevent this, […]

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Mick Jagger’s Long-Time Partner Leaves Him Estate Planning Mess

06
April
2014

The love affair between Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott was quite chaotic, and it can to a very abrupt, very sad end recently, when L’Wren Scott took her own like on March 17th. Scott, who had been a designer and former model, had filed her last will and testament in Manhattan’s Surrogate Court a year […]

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