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Understanding the Differences Between Wills and Trusts Wills & Trusts

Understanding the Differences Between Wills and Trusts

Wills and trusts are estate-planning musts. A will becomes effective upon death of the testator, but a trust may be used to distribute property sooner. Wills and trusts are estate planning tools that govern the distribution of your estate, among other things, but they both serve separate purposes. They can also be used together to […]

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How to Find Out If You Have Unclaimed Money from the Government Wills & Trusts

How to Find Out If You Have Unclaimed Money from the Government

Every year, billions of dollars in unclaimed money and property are turned over to federal and state governments. The good news is that searchable online resources make it simple to find and claim lost property. Keep reading to learn where and how to search for unclaimed assets without falling victim to dangerous scams.

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The Basics of Beneficiary Deed Law Wills & Trusts

The Basics of Beneficiary Deed Law

Beneficiary deeds transfer property at the time of the owner’s death. Learn the basics of beneficiary deed law to see if this legal solution suits your needs. In the United States, millions of dollars of real estate changes hands daily. In 2019 alone, more than 5.3 billion existing homes were sold across the country. To be legally binding, […]

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Special Needs Trusts: What They Do and How They Work Wills & Trusts

Special Needs Trusts: What They Do and How They Work

A special needs trust can help provide financial support for a loved one who relies on needs-based programs. Learn more about how these trusts work. Parents who have a child who has a disability often wonder how they can ensure their child is cared for after they pass away. There are many options available to […]

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