November 30, 2020
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Why Life Insurance Claims Are Denied

Was Your Life Insurance Claim Denied? Life insurance is an invaluable protection to families after an unexpected loss. Yet often, beneficiaries file for life insurance payment, only to find that the company denies their claim. This can leave financial challenges in a time when the family […]
November 27, 2020
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Top 8 Reasons to Review and Update Your Will in 2020

Now Is The Time To Update Your Will As the weather dips below freezing, we should take a cold, hard look at ways to protect our loved ones this year. If you’ve already had a will prepared, you’re a step ahead of the rest. Your work […]
November 25, 2020
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Common Family Disputes Over Power of Attorney (And How to Resolve Them)

Having power of attorney (POA) is a massive responsibility. This allows the agent to make decisions for another person, who is called the principal. If the principal becomes incapacitated and can no longer decide on their behalf, whoever holds power of attorney oversees their major medical […]
November 24, 2020
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Common Penalties for Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Fiduciary duty is the legal term for when one party must act on behalf of another. They are trusted with the oversight of property or funds. There are many fiduciary duty examples, including a lawyer and client, a trustee and a beneficiary, a corporate board member […]
November 18, 2020
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What Is Intestate Succession?

Intestate Succession Defined If you die without a will, what happens to your assets? Who decides where they go or what happens to them? Does your family have any control over these things? When a person dies without a legal will, their estate can be passed […]
November 8, 2020
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How Can I Legally Contest a Will?

After someone passes on, their estate often has to go through probate to handle the details of disbursement of property or other inheritances and to handle the requirements laid out in a will, should one exist. Probate is a fairly standard process, and, in many cases, […]
November 1, 2020
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Everything You Need to Know About Revocable Trusts

No one looks forward to the task of estate planning. That said, as one gets older and accumulates more assets, it becomes a bit of a necessity. You want to make sure that your survivors are taken care of and that your assets are distributed as […]
October 28, 2020
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Can Nieces & Nephews Contest a Will?

It’s always difficult when an aunt or uncle passes away, especially if it occurs unexpectedly. When you’ve had time to sit and think, you may have questions about what comes next. When you have a close relationship outside of the immediate family, like with an aunt […]
October 20, 2020
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How to Handle Denied Life Insurance Claims

When a family purchases a life insurance policy, they do so under the assumption that the policy will pay out as promised in the event of an untimely death. Yet these policies often have many loopholes that companies will try to use to get out of […]