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Talking about death, end-of-life decisions, and money is uncomfortable but necessary when estate planning. It's not enough to talk to an attorney in order to make a plan, either. Sharing information with your loved ones and the reasoning behind your decisions is also important. Here's...

Estate planning provides a variety of options for passing assets on to heirs. Some people choose to utilize their last will and testament when leaving an inheritance. Others place assets in a living trust. There are benefits and drawbacks to using each document, but when...

As an estate planning law firm, Boyum Law strives to help others create documents that provide peace of mind and clarity during life's most difficult situations. Creating estate planning documents, such as a last will and testament, provides many benefits. These benefits include the ability...

A personal representative, otherwise known as an executor, is the person responsible for handling your estate when you die. Handling an estate includes a variety of responsibilities, such as gathering and protecting the assets of the deceased and filing paperwork with the court. While no...

An estate planning attorney usually isn't the kind of lawyer you think about contacting when getting a divorce. With other legal matters to settle, contacting your estate planner and updating your documents is the last thing on your mind. Estate plan updates should be at...

An Alabama court unsealed author Harper Lee's last will and testament in February, according to this New York Times article. Lee's will was previously private thanks to her long-time lawyer, Tonja B. Carter. Carter, the executor of Lee's estate, went to court in 2016 to...

Life and its challenges are unpredictable, which is why it's a good idea to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Creating estate planning documents is a great way to prepare for life's worst-case scenarios. When it comes to planning for something as...

Pew Research Center recently published a study  on the amount of Americans using social media. The study found a whopping sixty-nine percent of people in the U.S. have at least one type of social media account. Even older adults are in on the trend,...

Though it may not be obvious, love and estate planning go hand-in-hand. After all, protecting and providing for loved ones is what estate planning documents are for. Or, what they're usually for. When it comes to married couples and estate planning, history has proven all...