Basics of Estate Planning

Not infrequently a week goes by without news of a celebrity dying without a will, ruining families and enriching their lawyers. Maybe you’re smarter than that. You have a will and have named a power of attorney for your finances and health care. But unless you regularly update these documents and beneficiary designations, your heirs may still find themselves in a legal morass after your death or pay more than they had to in taxes (we will cover that, too). Worse, some of your assets may end up in the wrong beneficiary.

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