Making out a will (The following is a dramatization.) Shortly after the death of her husband, Mrs. Brooks decided it was time to start making out her own will. At the age of 75, she was a woman of considerable net worth. There was a large amount of cash, the stock portfolio and bonds she…

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You’ll need help with estate planning The process of estate planning begins with making out a will. This is not as simple as it seems. A will must be written very carefully in order to ensure that it covers all of your assets and doesn’t count anything twice. It is particularly important to make sure…

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Do not put off estate planning Estate planning is a subject most people put off tackling as long as possible. A recent survey by the AARP found that 71 percent of Americans over 34, and 40 percent of Americans of the Baby Boomer generation, have not drawn up their wills. And when they do, some…

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Estate planning requires legal expertise Anyone who has an estate — of whatever size — should know about estate planning. There is more to making out your will than making a list of everything you have and writing down who gets what. If your will is not properly written, some of its provisions may conflict…

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Why you will need help with your will and trust When most people think of estate planning, the first thing they think of is somebody making out a will. It seems like a simple process — listing your assets and determining who gets what. This is why some people try to write their own wills…

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