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  • Why Use a Trust Instead of a Will? Reason #5: The Blended Family
    Why Use a Trust Instead of a Will? Reason #5: The Blended Family

    Merging families, divorce, and remarriage are all becoming more commonplace in today’s society. While people should be allowed a second chance at happiness, the blended family scenario may cause ...

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  • Using a Trust Instead of a Will - Reason 4 - Keeping It Private
    Using a Trust Instead of a Will - Reason 4 - Keeping It Private

    After you pass away, you probably do not want your own and your family’s “dirty laundry” aired for the whole world to see. The repercussions it could have for your surviving family members could be ...

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  • Powers of Attorney: Medical versus Financial
    Powers of Attorney: Medical versus Financial

    Powers of attorney are utilized for financial decisions and medical decisions. One is responsible for safeguarding your assets; the other, your life. So, what does a Medical Power of Attorney do? What ...

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  • Trust vs. Will | McKinney Estate Planning Lawyers
    Trust vs. Will | McKinney Estate Planning Lawyers

    If you believed probate was the most hated word when it comes to the world of estate planning, you were wrong--it is, in fact, taxes. Uncle Sam is always ready and waiting to take his cut. This is why ...

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  • How to Avoid Probate By Creating a Trust
    How to Avoid Probate By Creating a Trust

    Probate—now there’s a term no one likes to see rearing its ugly head. When discussing estate plans and wills, the word probate comes up often, but what is it, exactly? And, perhaps more importantly, ...

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  • Choosing an Executor
    Choosing an Executor

    One of the more important decisions you will face when it comes to creating your estate plan and deciding exactly how your money, assets and basically any element of your estate are going to be ...

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