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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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6 Strategies to Ensure Your Beneficiaries Won’t Disregard Your Will

It’s easy to assume that none of your beneficiaries will contest your will. Unfortunately, this assumption isn’t true. The beneficiaries of your estate may contest your will, especially if they can establish the need for more provision. It’s essential to create a will that none of your beneficiaries will disregard. At Tanko Law, we help …

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Use The Quarantine As A Way To Check Legal Items Off Of Your List

The pandemic has caused a lot of us to slow down. Instead of being on the go, headed to movie theaters and shopping malls, we’re forced to self-quarantine. That time can be used to get to your to-do list. At Tanko Law, we can help you with some of the legal items on that checklist, …

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How to Prepare Your Legacy Wealth Plan with Montana Real Estate

You spend an entire life working hard and building an admirable estate. You may have managed your finances into a comfortable nest-egg, or invested well in the stock market. You may have an admirable collection of properties, vehicles, or small businesses. This is the kind of estate worth planning for, because it took so much …

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Updating Your Estate Plans: A 10-Point Checklist

You probably felt real satisfaction and peace of mind when you had made your will and completed your related estate planning. You felt that now your intentions would be carried out exactly as you specified, your estate used as you wished, and your beneficiaries protected. The same crucial goals, of course, apply to keeping your …

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Advantages of Creating a Trust to Handle Your IRA assets

If you will not need to spend the assets during your life, and want some say over how your assets are used after your death, why not put your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) funds into a trust? Specifically, that means creating a trust and designating the trust the beneficiary of your IRA. Because you cannot …

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The Tax- and Estate-Planning Implications of Your Legacy Wealth

When your financial success makes it possible, you begin to think of how the wealth you have earned can support your goals in retirement and confer benefits on your family, others you care about, and causes that you cherish. Everyone is unique in his or her specific assets, goals and values, and hopes and plans. …

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Planning Your Estate: What Assets are Subject to Probate?

If you are planning your estate, it is important to understand the probate process as well as what assets are subject to probate.  The attorneys at Tanko Law are well versed in the estate laws of Montana and can help you organize your estate in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible.  Contact us today for assistance and …

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