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It’s Important to Keep Your Will Up to Date

When the ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin died last year, it was believed that she hadn’t prepared any kind of estate plan, including a last will and testament. However, a few months ago, three handwritten wills were found in her home near Detroit. Two were in a locked closet and one was stuffed beneath the cushions of a couch!

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Estate Planning Tips for Couples without Children?

If you and your spouse are child-free, you may think you don’t need to think about comprehensive estate planning—but you’d be wrong. You’ll still want to ensure your assets go where you’d like them to after you’re gone, rather than being divvied up by the state.

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Your Spouse Just Died … Now What?

In many relationships, it’s common for one spouse to play money manager and the other to take a more passive role. This, however, can lead to major complications, when the financially dominant partner dies first.

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What Is a Pour-Over Will?

When you create a living trust, you also sign a pour-over will. One of the main benefits of a trust is avoiding a court proceeding on death called probate, which is when wills are used.

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