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Catherine Hodder, Esq.

Catherine Hodder, Esq.

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Senior Legal Writer, FindLaw Legal Forms & Services

Catherine Hodder, Esq., is a former Florida estate planning and business planning attorney turned author. She enjoys working with people who would rather be doing anything else than estate planning.

She now resides in California, writing legal and financial articles published by Next Avenue, Scary Mommy, Money Fit Moms, and the Caregiving Space. Currently, Catherine uses her background in banking, business formations, and estate planning as a Senior Writer for FindLaw.

She wrote "Estate Planning for the Sandwich Generation: How to Help Your Parents and Protect Your Kids," which debuted as a #1 Amazon bestseller.

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