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Estate Planning: Owing More Than You Own

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

When formulating your estate plan, it is possible to add all your assets and debts and find that you owe more than you own. Don’t panic: here is some helpful advice.

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What is Probate?

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

Probate is one of the least understood of court processes. However, it is a procedure that can affect the family and heirs of every mature adult following his or her death.

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Preparing for the Storms of Life

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

Many people think an estate plan only involves drafting a document before you die. An equally important part of an estate plan should include what happens to you and your assets while you are living.

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President Biden: Expected Tax Changes

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

Within the next year, it is anticipated that President Biden and his administration will introduce legislation to change various tax laws that will have a significant impact on estate planning.

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Discussing Estate Planning with Loved Ones

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

I always advise my clients to let their family members know that they have done estate planning and where the documents are located. At a minimum … family members must know that planning has been done.

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Family Planning: Helping With Ill Will

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

If you die without a will or trust, a court will decide … who will inherit your property. The result could well be contrary to your wishes.

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Elder Abuse and Prevention

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

Caring for older people can be a difficult and stress-provoking task. More than two-thirds of elder abuse perpetrators are family members of the victims, typically serving in a caregiving role.

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Better Estate Planning

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

An effective estate plan has many benefits and involves recognizing four challenges: death, outliving resources, emergencies, and mental or physical disability.

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Drafting Your Own Will or Trust

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

When people ask me if they can do their own estate planning, my simple answer is “yes.” There are many wills that were prepared by the decedent.

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How To Fund Your Living Trust

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

Many people choose a living trust in their estate plan. However, major mistakes can be made when they do not properly fund their trusts.