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18-Year-Olds Need Estate Plans, Too

Every adult needs at least a few basic legal documents to provide for her own medical and financial affairs. Once a person turns 18 years old he becomes a legal adult. This matters from an estate planning perspective because: Parents or legal guardians lose their right of access to information about that young adult. The …

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Should We Have Joint or Individual Revocable Living Trusts as a Married Couple?

Should We Have Joint or Individual Revocable Living Trusts as a Married Couple Estate Planning Together? I’ve been getting this question a lot lately: Why shouldn’t we, as a married couple who have had all joint accounts and joint ownership, just have one joint revocable living trust instead of separate or individual revocable living trusts? …

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“it’s not about what you have, it’s about how much you care"

  Attorney Danielle G. Van Ess of the family-friendly, Hingham, Massachusetts law firm DGVE law, LLC wants to help you “protect your family, yourself, and your stuff.”™ She explains, “it’s not about what you have, it’s about how much you care. You care about who makes your medical decisions for you. You care who takes care …

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What is Estate Planning & Do I Need a Will Now?

“Estate planning” sounds like something that is pretty fancy and only for very wealthy people, but really it is just about how you would wish matters to be handled in the event of your incapacity and after your death. Who would you want to make medical decisions for you if you were unable? In what …

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