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Do I Need an Estate Plan If I Am Not Married?

Do I Need an Estate Plan If I Am Not Married?

When people think of estate planning, they usually think it is only something they need to worry about if they have a spouse or children–in other words, Estate Plans are something you put in place to take care of your family in case you die.

Can I Help Finance My Grandchildren’s Education Through My Estate Plan?

Can I Help Finance My Grandchildren’s Education Through My Estate Plan?

Today, many parents consider a college education necessary for their children’s long-term financial stability. However, they often have a tough time figuring out how they will pay for it without going into debt, jeopardizing their standard of living, or raiding their retirement savings –

What Legal Documents Should an 18-Year-Old Have?

What Legal Documents Should an 18-Year-Old Have?

Turning 18 is an important milestone in anybody’s life. It is usually the age at which young men and women graduate from high school, and, if they so choose, to begin their college careers. Others start looking for “real” jobs, and many young people move out on their own for the first time.

How Often Should I Review My Estate Plan?

How Often Should I Review My Estate Plan?

Here at eLegacy, we encourage people to put together an estate plan before they desperately need one. The last thing you want is to have to cobble some sort of plan together when you have been rushed to the hospital with a life-threatening condition, worrying about whether you have properly provided for your family.

When Do My Spouse and I Need Separate Estate Documents?

When Do My Spouse and I Need Separate Estate Documents?

When you are married, and particularly if you have been married for a long time, you and your spouse will likely approach Estate Planning from your perspective as a couple. This is especially true when all or the vast majority of your assets–your home, bank accounts, personal property, investments–are assets owned by both you and your spouse together.

What is the Difference Between a Will and a Trust

What is the Difference Between a Will and a Trust

Thinking about creating an estate plan can make your shoulders sag. The prospect of untangling a raft of legalese and making decisions about stuff you don’t want to think about (or understand very well) can descend upon your psyche like a large black cloud.

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