Include These Three Items in Your Will

A will or trust explains what you want to have happen to your assets when you die, hopefully in a very, very long time. While most people understand that a will explains what to do with money, property, and children, there are other parts you might be surprised by.

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What Should I Know about Property Deeds?

Property deeds are used to convey real property from a grantor (seller) to a grantee (buyer). For a deed to be legally operative, it must include the identification of the grantor and grantee, and the adequate description of the property.

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Do Unmarried Couples Need Estate Planning?

Experts say that creating a plan for what happens to your estate — regardless of how meager or massive your assets — is key for unmarried couples who want their commitment to each other protected in the event of death.

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What Do I Need to Know About Owning Property Jointly?

It’s very common for spouses to title property they own together as ‘joint with right of survivorship.’ When one passes, the other owns the property outright. It’s simple, easy and automatic. However, it can get messy when the other joint owner isn’t your spouse.

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Can I Place My IRA in a Trust?

You cannot put your individual retirement account (IRA) in a trust, while you are living. You can, however, name a trust as the beneficiary of your IRA and dictate how the assets are to be handled after your death.

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Why Did Actor Luke Perry Succeed with Estate Planning?

Luke Perry’s passing on March 4, 2019 was a sad moment for many, since his iconic role on Beverly Hills 90210 is forever etched in pop culture. However, in the eight months since his passing, it has become clear that unlike most celebrity estates, Luke Perry was financially savvy.

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