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Risks of an Old Will 

Risks of an Old Will 

Do you have an old will? Does it need to be updated? Most changes any estate plan faces can be summed up by examining the “3 L’s”: Life – What has changed in your family, your health or your finances since your last will was created? Law – What legal or tax...

Is Your Loved One in a Nursing Home?

Is Your Loved One in a Nursing Home?

Is your spouse, parent, or sibling in a nursing home? Are you worried about running out of money? Have you been told it’s too late to protect assets? These are common concerns we hear when meeting with clients for the first time. Our advice is...

Do I need an attorney to assist with probate?

Do I need an attorney to assist with probate?

After losing a loved one, many people ask the question, “Do I need to hire an attorney?”That depends — do you know what needs to be done? Are you having problems transferring assets? If everything is in joint tenancy – meaning the survivor becomes the...

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5 Things to Think About Before Naming Co-executors

5 Things to Think About Before Naming Co-executors

We often get the question, "Should we name more than one child as a co-executor?" In the end, it's a personal choice as to whether you do or not, but here are some things to think about. 1. Who will really do the work? Often if there are co-executors, we all know that...

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Who do you call for advice on aging?

Who do you call for advice on aging?

Where do you turn when an aging parent is diagnosed with dementia or suddenly has a stroke? What do you do when your family hits a situation where mom, dad, grandma or grandpa can’t stay at home anymore? What if a loved one is struggling with health issues that you...

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9 Ways to Create a Mess After You Die

9 Ways to Create a Mess After You Die

We often get calls from people who are facing a mess because a loved one died and failed to properly plan. If you're lucky, or if you plan ahead effectively, your family won't need to go through the headache of probate or trust administration. While this is all rather...

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Help for Caregivers, Our Thankless Heroes

Help for Caregivers, Our Thankless Heroes

Caring for an aging loved one is an incredibly difficult job that is often thankless.  Virtually everyone will need some help as they age, and most of us will resist that help as long as possible. Combine this with the love and concern that most children feel towards...

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5 Estate Issues You and Your Family Should Plan For

5 Estate Issues You and Your Family Should Plan For

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." When it comes to estate planning, this quote from Benjamin Franklin could not be more true. Oftentimes, people don't think of estate planning, or the issues related to it, until it is too late. As a firm who deals...

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*NEW* GriefShare Group starting at Edwards Group

*NEW* GriefShare Group starting at Edwards Group

It hurts to lose someone. GriefShare brings help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. Edwards Group Chaplain, Carla Green, along with her husband Rick will be leading this support group for those who have lost loved ones....

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10 Things To Think About With Burial Instructions

10 Things To Think About With Burial Instructions

In many cases, burial instructions  or funeral wishes are prepared as a way to reduce stress in a family. However, Edwards Group has been involved in situations with families who were in court or threatening to sue over burial wishes. Of course, these are extreme and...

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Life Estate Deeds May Not Be Your Best Option

Life Estate Deeds May Not Be Your Best Option

So, what are life estates or life estate deeds? Sometimes, instead of using a trust, people will use a life estate deed to try and protect a house or farmland. This means they deed the land to their kids but reserve the right to still use the house or the farm as long...

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3 Proven Essentials That Will Make Your Plan Successful

3 Proven Essentials That Will Make Your Plan Successful

Every estate plan has three elements that determine whether it succeeds or fails. The ultimate measure of a plan's success is, "Does it do what I want it to do in my absence?" With the following three components in place, your plan is much more likely to succeed. 1....

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Edwards Group is hiring!

Edwards Group is hiring!

Join our compassionate team dedicated to providing excellence and care for those we serve. Edwards Group LLC specializes in working with our clients to establish comprehensive estate plans that protect them from life's unexpected, and expected, events. We also help...

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