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    Will Giving Estate to Mick Jagger Is Reminder of Risks of Disinheriting Relatives

    When fashion designer L’Wren Scott committed suicide, she left her entire estate to her boyfriend, Mick Jagger, instead of to her sister or brother.

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    Four Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Digital Estate

    While the internet makes our lives more convenient, it also adds new complications.  For example, what happens to all our online data and assets if we become disabled or die?

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    Medicaid’s Coverage of Nursing Home Care

    For better and for worse, Medicaid is the primary method of paying for nursing home care in the United States. But navigating the Medicaid system is complicated and confusing. Here are the basics. 

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    Don’t Forget to Fund Your Revocable Trust

    Revocable trusts are a very popular and useful estate planning tool. But the trust will be ineffective if you do not actually place your assets in the trust.

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    8 Tips for Having ‘The Talk’ with Elderly Parents

    Talking about estate planning is a difficult, emotional topic but it’s essential for every family.  These eight tips can help you discuss the hard topics thoroughly and respectfully and prepare you for the road ahead.

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    Bank Pays Price for Refusing to Honor Request Made Under a Power of Attorney

    Bank of America refused to honor a Florida man’s power of attorney and paid a stiff price, but the case also raises the issue of the proper use of joint bank accounts in estate planning.

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    Understanding Revocable Trusts

    Revocable trusts are an effective way to avoid probate and provide for asset management in the event of incapacity as well as achieve many other goals, including tax, long-term care, and asset-protection planning. 

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    Estate Planning Is Essential for Unmarried Couples

    While estate planning is important for married couples, it is arguably even more necessary for couples that live together without getting married. 

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    When Planning Your Estate, Don’t Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good

    There are many unknowns when planning an estate, but you can’t let the uncertainties get in the way of creating any kind of plan. Having an imperfect plan is usually better than having no plan at all. 

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    5 Ways Your Will Can Become Useless, Or Close to It

    Is having an out-of-date will better than having no will at all?  While wills do not have expiration dates, certain changes can render them useless.

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