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What if Estate Planning = Self-Care?

My Bestie: OMG, I’m exhausted. There’s so much we need to do and no time. I don’t even know where to start. Me: What’s the most important thing for your family? The thing that will help you sleep at night? Bestie: Truly? We really need to get my Will done. I swear to God, it […]

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If Price is Your First Question

Sometimes you suspect someone might not be the right fit for a business relationship. There are a number of red flags I watch for when I hear from someone out of the blue. For me, an emphasis on or preoccupation with ‘price’ is one of them. Which gives me permission to be direct with the […]

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Why We Procrastinate

Imagine you finally did it. Imagine you connected with our office and got the ball rolling to get your estate planning done. You thought it was going to be hard and you did it anyway. You made good decisions, and did all the right things. And then, like every client we work with, you got […]

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On it Like White on Rice

Have you heard about our Plan Preservation Program? How about the expression “we’re on it like white on rice”? Sounds like I may need to elaborate… Estate planning is not ‘One and Done.’ It’s not something you get to check off your task list for good.

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The Terrible Surprise of an Empty Trust

You do the grown-up thing. You get to your attorney and work out your estate plan. You decide it makes sense to create a trust (here’s a quick review of the difference between a WILL and a TRUST…). You sign all the documents. Your attorney gives you a shiny, leather-like binder, makes you promise to […]

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Make Sure Your Will is Not ‘Mad-Libbed’

The proliferation of online estate planning tools may give you the sense that your will consists of a whole list of blank spaces, into which your attorney inserts names of your choosing, and out spew your legal documents. Like a fancy, binding game of Mad Libs. The reality is – your will, and the process […]

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Avoid These 3 Mistakes When Creating Your Estate Plan

There are a few very important roles to fill, and you can learn more about them in this quick how-to guide, Finally Get Your Will Done. But in this article, I want to talk about how to pick your team, and the common places people get stuck in the process. The most common Get-Stuck point […]

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Goals First, Solutions Second

Estate planning is not a one-size-fits-all exercise. It’s not even a one-size-fits-most. This is how most people think estate planning goes: You meet with an attorney. They take an inventory of your family and your stuff. They hand you a big pile of documents based upon your inventory. Then they send you the bill. No […]

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