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Estate Planning

Knowing the Probate Process Whether You Have a Will or Not

Almost everyone knows about the probate process, which takes place in probate court after someone passes away, and they are aware that it takes place after someone dies. Unfortunately, fewer people know that it can be a long and complicated process. It can sometimes take months, or even years, to complete. The Probate Process The […]

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Understanding Special Needs Trusts

In general, a trust is a financial arrangement in which property or assets are managed for someone else’s benefit. The person or entity who manages the trust is known as the “trustee” and is entrusted with the responsibility of making decisions in the best interest of the person who benefits from the trust, known as […]

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How Does Estate Planning Work with Multiple Homes?

For many people in the Philadelphia and South Jersey region, owning a second home is a dream come true. Whether ‘down the shore or ‘up the mountains’, some folks seek to own a second property to be closer to family, for professional purposes, for leisure, or as an investment. Whatever the circumstances, owning more than […]

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Having the ‘Estate Planning’ Talk Over the Holidays

The holiday season is a time for families to come together, sharing meals, memories, and laughs. While the urge to keep things light-hearted is understandably strong, for many families, this is the only time of year where everyone can be together under the same roof and taking some time to discuss some ‘heavier’ issues can […]

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The Importance of an Advance Healthcare Directive

As a part of your Estate & Life Care Planning, it is important to understand the documentation you need to grant your loved ones the ability to speak for you. An advance healthcare directive is one such document we stress to our clients’ of all ages is important to create now. Perhaps you go to […]

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Things to Consider When Creating a Living Trust

The importance of creating a living trust can not be understated for both you and your family. A living trust (also known as a revocable living trust) ensures that your personal information is kept private and is an invaluable tool for estate planning. It offers a private, efficient, and stress-free way to transfer property and assets […]

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Differences Between Hospice Care & Palliative Care

Families coping with medical issues may require help meeting their needs and enjoying their best possible quality of life. Home health care services offer that extra help, with an array of clinical specialties. Two of those specialties—hospice care and palliative care—provide customized pain management services in the comfort of home, but in different ways and for different […]

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Power of Attorney: Empower Someone You Trust

When it comes to estate planning, most people first think of creating a will and/or trust to ensure their assets are protected and passed on to their descendants after their death. One step that is often overlooked but equally important is assigning Power of Attorney (POA). While you may like to think that while alive […]

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Case Study: Special Needs Estate Planning

In “blended families,” children from a prior relationship live and are often being raised by a newly married couple, and sometimes with the children of that couple as well. Although this situation can be very beneficial for all of the family members and can create a positive and nurturing environment, this type of family structure […]

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Differences between Wills and Trusts in Estate Planning

Estate Planning can be confusing due to the countless options available and the “best” estate planning option for you depends on many different factors. Estate Planning can be boiled down to a simple definition. An estate plan ensures that the right people are able to care and make decisions for you in the event you […]

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