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How And When To Use Class Gifts In Your Estate Plan

By Samuel Ford Law |

When we think of leaving property or assets to our loved ones in our estate plan, we probably just think of naming them individually. And that’s OK. But there are times when naming people specifically isn’t possible, or when it may be impossible to know who you are leaving your property to, and thus,… Read More »

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CNN Article Highlights Importance Of Considering Digital Assets In An Estate Plan

By Samuel Ford Law |

As our world has become more digital over the years, so too have our assets been locked up between digital firewalls: passwords and codes to access almost any kind of account. And that creates a problem: even if you leave property to someone, will they ever be able to retrieve that property if it… Read More »

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Creditor Claims In Probate: The Basics

By Samuel Ford Law |

One of the goals of good estate planning is to avoid the probate process. But sometimes probate is necessary, and when it is, don’t be surprised if creditors come knocking, asking for their share of whatever was supposed to be inherited by the deceased’s beneficiaries. Secured Creditors One thing to keep in mind is… Read More »

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Fairness And Equality: A Pot Trust Can Help With Both

By Samuel Ford Law |

If you have children, or a group of people that you want to plan for in your estate plan, you probably think of leaving your assets to each one individually. But you can also put all of your assets in one place, for all of them. This is called a pot trust, and it… Read More »

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Keep Relatives From Fighting Over Your Estate Plan

By Samuel Ford Law |

One of the main goals in creating an estate plan, is to create a plan that minimizes or hopefully eliminates completely, the risk of fighting between your relatives and beneficiaries when you are gone. Contesting wills and trusts between relatives who feel they did not receive what they should have, does happen. But there… Read More »

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Study Shows We’re Not Doing So Well At Getting Our Estate Plans Done

By Samuel Ford Law |

By now it should come as no surprise: estate planning is important. And we live in an age of social media, where messages like that one, can get out to the general public. But despite all the ways information gets out, you may be surprised to learn that when it comes to estate planning,… Read More »

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Don’t Forget That Letter Of Last Instruction

By Samuel Ford Law |

Most of the documents that you will draft when creating your estate plan, will leave your assets or property to beneficiaries. But there is one document that isn’t for that purpose, but which is no less important than everything else in your estate plan. It’s called a letter of last instruction. Think of the… Read More »

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Separation, Legal Separation, And Your Estate

By Samuel Ford Law |

It would be ideal and easy, from a probate standpoint, if people were either married, or divorced. But reality says otherwise, because often, people separate—they are, for all practical purposes, divorced, and treat and consider themselves as such, but there is no legal document dissolving the marriage, at least, not yet. But because some… Read More »

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What Does A Trust Protector Do?

By Samuel Ford Law |

One of the great things about setting up a trust, is the ability to include conditions on who gets the assets of the trust, and when. So, for example, you could leave money to someone only if they graduate college, or money to someone so long as they continue to remain disabled, or money… Read More »

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Strategies To Pay For Long Term Care

By Samuel Ford Law |

If you’re creating an estate plan, you don’t have to only plan for when you are gone. Part of estate planning includes paying for long term care: a time when you may be alive, but be in need of long term or nursing home care. Because of the significant expense of such care, it… Read More »

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