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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...

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...

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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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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Prenuptial Agreements and Estate Planning

Prenuptial Agreements and Estate Planning

Prenuptial agreements aren't just something you should consider in the context of what will happen to your assets in the event you should divorce. Prenups are also really handy when it comes to estate planning. What does a prenup have to do with estate planning? Keep...

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Checklist: What to do When a Loved One Dies

Checklist: What to do When a Loved One Dies

Things can be quite overwhelming when a loved one passes away. Here are a couple of checklists to help you know what needs to be done immediately and what can wait. Feel free to download and print out the checklist on our Resources page. If you need immediate help,...

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How to Choose Good Helpers for Your Estate Plan

How to Choose Good Helpers for Your Estate Plan

As you complete your estate plan, you will need to name various "helpers." These are the people who will carry out your plan when the time comes. When will that time be? When you are disabled or you pass away. These helpers will be there to oversee the legal and...

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What’s the Difference Between a DNR and a POA?

What’s the Difference Between a DNR and a POA?

End of life documents can be quite confusing and intimidating (the use of acronyms doesn't help). So we'd like to set the record straight and help clear things up. Let's start with the types of documents commonly used: POA This simply stands for Power of...

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