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It is best to consider all possibilities when making plans to protect your family. In addition to creating your will and an estate plan, you might consider that while you are at the attorney’s office you should also get plans for what might happen if you become incapacitated, according to the Times Herald-Record discusses in […]

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Male primogeniture is the rule in England. There may be a way around the rule of male primogeniture in England, according to the Daily Mail in “New gender laws could let my girls inherit title, says Earl: Aristocrat suggests one of his daughters could identify as male after his death to claim his title.” The […]

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Manson drafted a will while in prison leaving everything to longtime pen pal. Charles Manson’s will has been filed in court and an anonymous friend who would inherit his assets has been revealed to be Mark Channels, according to the Daily Mail in “Charles Manson’s pen pal files the infamous killer’s last will and testament […]

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How you are classified in the hospital will make a big difference in Medicare coverage. Medicare considers patients who are in the hospital “under observation” as outpatients who therefore will not be covered, no matter how long they are actually in the hospital, according to The New York Times in “Under ‘Observation’ Some Hospital Patients […]

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State laws are similar, but differences can turn out to be important. If you relocate to another state, it is important to revisit your estate plan because there are a number of variables that have an impact on the plan, according to The Times Herald in “Moving can affect your financial planning.” Generally speaking, if […]

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If your children inherit your retirement accounts, they will have options about what to do with them. The Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog discusses some of the options that heirs have when inheriting retirement accounts in “What Your Kids Can Do When They Inherit Your Retirement Accounts.” Most people designate their spouses as the […]

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Value of shares in a private company can more easily be lost because of the time factor. Shares in most public companies can be sold quickly and easily. However, if you leave your heirs shares in a family business, it can be more difficult because money can more easily be lost, according to the Wills, Trusts […]

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Determining what will happen after you pass away by setting up an estate plan can be helpful. Planning on what happens after you pass away by creating an estate plan can sometimes lead to a more fruitful life, according to the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog in “How Planning For Your Death Can Help […]

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Photographer’s work was not known in her lifetime, but is recognized now. A woman passed away in 2009 entirely unknown. She had no known heirs or estate plan. However, the value of her amateur photography has now sparked a copyright battle, according to PDN Pulse in “Federal Court Sustains Vivian Maier Copyright Claim.” Vivian Maier […]

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Coffin clubs seek to change the tradition. Coffin clubs are being formed to work toward making funerals less somber and less boring, according to Market Watch in “Want to spice up your own funeral? Join a coffin club.” The first coffin clubs was formed as a result of a group of elderly people in New […]