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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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How To Prepare For Your First Estate Planning Consultation

When you’ve decided to plan your estate, the chances are that you don’t know what to expect in your first estate planning consultation. Understandably, you may feel nervous because estate planning also means coming to terms with your mortality. However, acknowledging that it’s time to plan your estate is the right decision, no matter how …

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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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