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  • Does Suicide Affect an Estate Plan?

    Yes, by all accounts, the title of this article evokes images of a disturbing topic; for countless families, however, this is a reality that many unfortunately face. There is no question that suicide can devastate a family. A question that families often ask after the initial blo...

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  • Are Your Workers Classified Properly? Employee vs. Independent Contractor

    In the Internal Revenue Services ongoing effort to ensure that all employees are properly classified, the IRS recently tackled a classification issue involving a construction business. The concern raised in Atlantic Coast Masonry, Inc., TC Memo. 2012-233, was essentially one wher...

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  • Estate Planning Checklist: Making Your Family's Life as Easy as Possible When You Pass

    As people move through their lives, they hit certain milestones along the way: getting a drivers license; graduating college; getting married; celebrating the birth of their first child; and yes, even drafting your first will is a milestone. While planning for the inevitable is o...

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  • Do You Need a Healthcare Proxy?

    The question I pose to you today is a simple one, albeit it forces each of us to consider our own mortality: if a set of circumstances came to pass that left you unable to speak for yourself as far as the medical treatment you wished to receive or decline, would your loved ones k...

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  • The Problem with Roommates and Why You Might Need a Roommate Agreement

    Under most circumstances, co-tenants assume joint and several liability for one another’s actions. In the simplest of terms, this means that an innocent tenant can be made to suffer the consequences of another tenant’s misdeeds.

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  • What Happens to Your Debts When You Die?

    The answer might seem obvious, but to many people the question of who is responsible for your or a family members debts at the time of death may not be so straight forward. Whether a sign of the times or simply a response to other factors, this has become one of the more popular ...

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  • Can You Get Rid of Your Roommate (Legally)?

    Have you ever been the victim of a roommate from hell? For those of us who have suffered through one, those relationships almost always start off well enough. At some point, however, something goes horribly awry, and the situation becomes so bad that you would do anything to get ...

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  • Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

    Maybe its just me, but it seems as though lately there has been a steady increase in the number of advertisements pushing the benefits of so called reverse mortgages. In an age where homeownership seems daunting enough, many are wondering what this mortgage product is and whether...

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  • What is Title Insurance?

    As youre getting ready to close on your new home, its always a good thing to know what youre looking at in terms of closing costs. For those of you whove already done your homework and have some idea of what to expect, it will come as no surprise that one of the largest component...

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  • Estate Planning for a Problem Child

    Parents have high expectations for their children. They hope that their children will grow into mature, well-balanced individuals that are independently minded and can take care of themselves. They hope that their children will navigate away from the temptations and pitfalls that...

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