Why Parents at all Income Levels Should Understand What a Trust is and When to Create one

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney The term “Trust” has traditionally been associated with very wealthy individuals. For example, “Trust fund babies” refers to people who have inherited large fortunes. But Trusts provide a range of practical benefits and can be used by parents in almost any income bracket. Anyone with children under the age of 18 or who is responsible for people with special…

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8 Things to Consider for Estate Planning

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney We tend not to think about estate planning until confronted with our own mortality. In fact, despite the huge impact an estate plan can have on our own lives before death and on the lives of loved ones after, many Americans still avoid the simple act of creating a last will and testament. If there's one positive thing that…

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