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What Happens when Bitcoin Holders Die?

In today’s digital era, the departed will be survived by their electronic footprints, such as iPhone photo albums, Spotify playlists—and cryptocurrency wallets.
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When Should You Update Your Estate Plan?

Getting your estate plan in place is never a ‘one and done’ task. Estate planning is an ongoing process and should be viewed that way.
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Do You Need an Attorney for Probate?

A competent elder law or estate attorney can discuss and use, where appropriate, such provisions as the family exemption, benefits to prepaying inheritance tax, even where the tax return is not yet complete and a listing of itemized deductions.
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How Do You Give Assets to Minor Grandchildren in Your Will?

You have many options to make sure your wishes are followed after you die.
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How to File Tax Returns When Mom Passes Away

 February 23, 2022 |
No one likes doing taxes, but the task is even more daunting when filing a return for someone who has died.
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Does the Executor Control Bank Accounts?

 February 17, 2022 |
Administration of a decedent’s estate may involve investment accounts (with stocks and bonds) held in the decedent’s name or trust.
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What is a Letter of Last Instruction?

Executors can use additional information in administering estates, especially if the executor is unrelated to the decedent.
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Common Estate Planning Mistakes

With apologies to poet Robert Burns, the best-laid estate plans of women and men sometimes go awry.
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How Should You Handle an Inheritance?

Although you may be excited about the prospect of receiving unexpected money, there are certain financial moves experts say you should make to make sure you're prepared for that inheritance.
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TOD and POD Accounts: What’s the Difference?

 December 30, 2021 |
A TOD account allows the account holder to name a beneficiary on a non-retirement financial account to receive assets at the time of the account holder’s death, thereby (generally – i.e., when used correctly) avoiding probate.
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Union, NJ 07083

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Hackensack, NJ 07601

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