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Can The Executor Of A Will Access Bank Accounts? (Yes, Here's How)

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Why Do Funeral Homes Take Fingerprints of the Deceased?

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How To Get Into a Deceased Person's Computer (Microsoft & Apple)

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Can My Husband Make a Will Without My Knowledge?

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Do Wills Expire? 6 Things To Know

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What To Do If Your Deceased Parents' Home Is In Foreclosure

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Should I Shred Documents Of A Deceased Person? (5 Tips)

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How To Transfer Firearms From A Deceased Person (3 Steps)

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Can You Pay Money Into A Deceased Person's Bank Account?

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My Deceased Husband Received A Check In The Mail (4 Steps To Take)

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How To Find A Deceased Person's Lawyer (5 Ways)

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What To Do If Insurance Check Is Made Out To A Deceased Person

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Can A Wife Sell Deceased Husband's Property (6 Rules)

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How Do I Stop VA Benefits When Someone Dies (Simple Guide)

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Can You Collect Your Parents' Social Security When They Die?

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How To Plan A Celebration Of Life (10 Steps With Examples)

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How To Write An Obituary (5 Steps With Examples)

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How to Stop Social Security Direct Deposit After Death

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Deleting A Facebook Account When Someone Dies (Step by Step)

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How To Stop Mail Of A Deceased Person? A Simple Guide

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Does The DMV Know When Someone Dies?

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What Happens To A Leased Vehicle When Someone Dies?

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Unlock iPhone When Someone Dies (5 Things To Try)

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Trustworthy guide: How to organize your digital information

Electronic information competes for our attention every day. Whether it’s text notifications, a flood of email promotions, or those old family photos you still haven't organized in 10 years, neglecting your digital well-being comes at a cost.

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Estate planning 101: An introductory guide

Estate planning may be one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family — and also one of the easiest things to keep putting off. In fact, a study by AARP found that nearly 60% of American adults don’t have a will or living trust. 

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What does a Trustee Do?

When you create a trust, the Trustee is the person you are “trusting” to safeguard and invest the trust property, pay all the legitimate debts, expenses and taxes of the trust, and distribute the trust...

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What is the Uniform Trust Code? What is the Uniform Probate Code?

The Uniform Probate Code and the Uniform Trust Code are not laws. They are models that some states have used when writing their own probate and trust laws.

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What Exactly is a Trust?

A trust is a legal arrangement by which a person (the “Trustee”) legally owns the property of one person (the “Grantor”) for the benefit of another person (the “Beneficiary”).

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What is Probate?

Probate is the legal proceeding in which a deceased person’s Last Will and Testament is presented to the court. This court has legal authority, or jurisdiction, over the settlement of estates.

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What Is a Power of Attorney for Finances?

A power of attorney is a legal document in which you appoint one or more people to be your agent. You’re called the principal and your agent is sometimes called your attorney-in-fact.

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What Is Your Domicile & Why It Matters

When planning your estate, it’s important to know which state is your legal domicile. Why? Because the laws of each of the fifty states of the United States of America are different.

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What is a Last Will and Testament (also known as a Will)?

Traditionally a Will has been the backbone of an estate plan. It is a legally-binding document. that spells out who will inherit the property of a person...

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What Does Your “Property” Mean?

In the estate planning context, property means all of your assets, not just real estate. Property includes real property, which is real estate, and personal property, which is everything else.

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What Does a Typical Estate Plan Include?

An “estate plan” is a plan that you create with the assistance of your attorney — ideally long before your death — so that, when you die, your assets go to the people you choose.