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Three Celebrity Estate Planning Fails

By Jordan Walker, J.D.

One of the biggest celebrity blunders is not having a valid will. Fortunately, it's also a simple mistake to avoid. Let's take a closer look at some celebrity estate planning mishaps and learn what NOT to do when it comes to your final wishes.

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What is "Gray Divorce" and How Does It Impact Your Estate Plan?

By Catherine Hodder, Esq.

Despite the overall divorce rate declining over the past 20 years, divorces among older adults are increasing. The Pew Research Center reports that the divorce rate has doubled over the past 25 years for couples over 50. Divorces between older couples, called "gray divorce" or "silver divorce," is rising for…

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Five Estate Planning Moves To Make After Divorce

By Catherine Hodder, Esq.

Divorce is rough enough, and post-divorce, the last thing you may want to deal with is more legal documents. However, it is critical to review your estate plan (or lack of one) when you have significant life events, such as the birth of a child, a death in the family,…

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Do Hospitals Have To Consult With Next of Kin?

By Catherine Hodder, Esq.

Who can make health care decisions for you if you are in an accident or suddenly incapacitated? You might think the logical choice is for doctors to contact your family, but are hospitals required to notify and consult with immediate family members (next of kin) before they administer any treatments?…

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What Are End-Of-Life Decisions?

By Catherine Hodder, Esq.

End-of-life decisions are the choices you have to make about what life-sustaining measures you want to receive if you have a terminal illness or some other end-stage condition from which you will not recover. End-of-life wishes are often put on the back burner. You may think this is something to…

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When a Spouse Dies Without a Will

By Catherine Hodder, Esq.

It is devastating to lose your spouse. But if they die without a will, it can cause even more grief and stress. Many people assume that they automatically inherit all of their spouse's property; however, that is not the case. When you die without a will, you are “intestate," and…

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