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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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Do I Have to Pay Off Husband’s Debts after He Dies?

Losing your spouse is a painful, confusing time, but add to that repeated calls from an aggressive debt collector and a bad situation suddenly can get even worse.
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Will My Social Security Benefits Be Taxed?

 December 21, 2021 |
Uncle Sam is not the only one looking for a piece of your retirement income. Is your state on this list?
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Who Should I Name as Trustee?

You created your revocable living trust to hold your assets. You did so because of the probate avoidance and other benefits. You may have included sophisticated tax-planning provisions in your trust.
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Will You Be Ready for Long-Term Care?

 December 17, 2021 |
For some, retirement means ‘where will we play today's round of golf?’ For others, it could mean, ‘do I pay for my meds or my rent?’ In either case, a few concerns touch every retiree. The topic of long-term care is one of them, at least subconsciously. The question that causes more than a few sleepless nights is, ‘What happens when I can't take care of myself anymore?’
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Can You Refuse an Inheritance?

 December 14, 2021 |
What happens if you are named an heir in an estate but you don’t want it? Does it go the person’s children if you reject the inheritance?
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