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COVID-19 and Estate Planning: The Importance of Having an Updated Plan in Place

By Nicole Hawks   |  March 25, 2020

COVID-19 has us all thinking differently. Last month, we were going about our day-to-day lives focusing on our work, projects, community involvement, parties, gatherings, and vacation-planning, to name a few. Now, the focus has completely shifted to our health,  financial, and mental well-being.  One question that comes to mind-if I or my family member gets sick, do we have a good estate plan in place to protect our family?  Unfortunately, setting up an estate plan is one of those items that we tend to put off.  It’s been on the yearly to-do list for years and years but we just haven’t gotten around to it.  Well, now is the time to get around to it.

Charitable Bequests in Your Last Will and Testament: Will Your Intentions be Accomplished?

By Ann Salek   |  June 11, 2019

Many people satisfy their philanthropic goals through their estate plan, but this requires careful planning to ensure that your charitable intentions are accomplished.

The Importance of Updating a Will After Marriage

By Nicole Hawks   |  May 14, 2019

Almost everyone knows (or has heard) of the importance of having (at least) a will in place. It is a simple estate planning document, but is extremely important to make sure your wishes are carried out after your passing.

Should I get Remarried? Estate Planning Issues Surrounding Remarriage (Part 1 of 2)

By Ann Salek   |  April 18, 2019

As people live longer, remarriage becomes more and more common. People may lose their spouse or divorce while still contemplating a long life ahead for themselves. Statistics show that the largest population of people getting remarried are in the age

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