Estate Planning

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What Are Your Rights If You’re Left Out of Your Spouse’s Will?

The death of a spouse ranks as the most stressful life event a person can experience. As a surviving spouse, it is natural to be overwhelmed with grief, sadness, and despair. But imagine coping with the loss of your husband or wife and then discovering that they left you completely out of their will. Suddenly, …

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6 Frequently Asked Questions About Retirement Accounts

As you manage your end-of-life plans, you may have a number of critical questions about your retirement accounts. Does a 401K have to go through probate? What about other types of retirement accounts? What happens to the money in those accounts after your death? Take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions …

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Can You Put Your Pet in Your Will? Estate Planning for Pet Owners

Have you thought of what will become of your pet after your demise? If not, this is an excellent time to think about it. It’s essential to have a plan that quickly provides for your pet’s shelter, food, and care. Montana State University Extension points out some tools that pet owners can use to ensure their pets …

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5 Things about Montana Wills You Wish You Knew Sooner

Preparing the appropriate documents to transfer the ownership of your assets to loved ones after your death is an emotional and critically important task. Your will is your statement of how you want your property distributed, to whom, and in what proportions, upon your death. The questions and answers below describe five things about will preparation that …

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What Is The Difference Between A Will And Living Trust?

Estate planning, especially before your demise, is a crucial element of wealth and estate management. Last wills and testaments and living trusts are both suitable methods of distributing your assets to your beneficiaries in a legal manner and according to your wishes. However, these methods differ in the mode of creation and execution. Read on …

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5 Common Sources of Confusion with Wills for Recipients and Beneficiaries

Executing the wishes of a testator starts with reading a will and applying the bidding as listed. However, sometimes, it may be challenging to honor the wishes of a loved one if the terms are ambiguous. Any elements of uncertainty in a will are cause for agitation and confusion among beneficiaries. If you plan to …

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