Legal Updates

Living Trusts

Trusts are fine but sometimes they don’t work.  A trust gives you continuity in your affairs, and helps you avoid probate.  However, you do have to be careful that all of your assets get included into the trust to avoid probate. 

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Beware of the Book

Many estate planners will provide potential clients with a binder full of information and forms for you to read and sift through.  A local attorney will know your situation and often will know your family and/or the local area, and will provide you with a customized plan suitable to your needs. 

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Legal Brochures

The Melchert Hubert Sjodin law office offers free of charge, an estate planning brochure.  The brochure provides information on estate planning, explaining legal terms and a general overview on what’s involved in estate planning and how it works. 

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Internet Passwords

In today’s digital age, it’s important to take into consideration who can handle your accounts and how to access them in the event you become incapacitated or upon your death.

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Second Marriages & Marital Agreements

What are some considerations in second marriages? For older generations, it is important to discuss the estate plan and what the surviving spouse should receive separate from the children of prior marriages. 

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