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What Effect Does Marriage and Divorce Have Your Will?

Creating a will can be a dense and complicated experience for many of us, but the peace of mind that comes from the security you have built for your family will ease tensions you may not even realize that you have. Did you know that there are circumstances, though, that may invalidate or change your …

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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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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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Reasons to Create an Estate Plan This Holiday Season

As hard as it may be to believe, another year has flown by and the holidays are upon us once again. This means decorating the house, watching your favorite holiday movies, and spending time with those you love most. However, it can also mean spending time trying to figure out what to get your loved …

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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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