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The Benefits of Including an LLC as Part of Your Estate Plan

In Mississippi, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) are an important tool for small business owners, but they can also be useful in estate planning. An LLC can help you pass assets to your children while avoiding gift and estate taxes.  An LLC is somewhere between a partnership and a corporation. Like a corporation, LLC owners are […]

Broad Versus Specific Language in Powers of Attorney: What to Know

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You can create a general power of attorney which enables your financial power of attorney agent to make most decisions and financial transactions on your behalf or you might choose to name specific circumstances instead. Your individual considerations and concerns will come into play when consulting with an estate planning attorney about this important decision.  […]

What You Need to Know About Your Estate Plan and Gray Divorce

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Are your financial plans tied to your spouse’s? If you’ve been married a long time, it’s impossible to ignore the possibility that your plans rely on the joint financial strategies or savings you’ve accumulated together. Which makes it that much harder to pivot if you get a divorce in your older years.  There are unique […]

Understanding a Charitable Remainder Trust

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Some individuals or families wish to leave behind a significant donation at the time that they pass away. A charitable remainder trust is one estate planning tool to help you do this. You’ll want to consult with an estate planning lawyer to decide whether or not this is the right instrument for you. There are […]

Should You Create a Trust to Handle Estate Planning for Stocks?

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Creating an estate plan requires a holistic view of what you intend to accomplish and will require your consideration and thought. It is usually best done with the help of an experienced estate planning lawyer when you start the process. One of the first things you will do is to create an overview or a […]

Why Should I Hire an Attorney to Help Me with My Will?

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Creating your own will is a common interest for many people who have had this on their to-do list for some time and are concerned about how to best protect their interests and cross this off their checklist. Creating a DIY will is an alternative to hiring an experienced lawyer but it also comes with […]

What To Know About Investing for Income in Retirement

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If you are a few decades away from retirement, now is the time to evaluate your current savings strategy and to evaluate the need to make any adjustment. Investments can serve as an important source of income in retirement especially when retirees can tap into investments that pay dividends. The primary purpose of using dividends […]

What Are Tenants in Common?

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Tenancy in common is a formal arrangement in which two or more individuals have ownership rights in a property or a piece of land. Each person who owns a portion of tenancy in common could own a different percentage of the total property or an equal percentage. This property type can also be residential. Tenants […]

Better Than No Loaf: Medicaid Planning Using “Half a Loaf” Strategies

While it is preferable to conduct long-term care planning well in advance of needing care, if you haven’t planned ahead, there are some strategies available to avoid spending all your assets. Three so-called “half a loaf” approaches allow a Medicaid applicant to give away some assets while still qualifying for Medicaid.  In order to be […]

How Will Social Security Benefits Impact Your Retirement?

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Social Security benefits are an important form of fixed but recurring income for most retirees. There are many important details that you should consider in terms of incorporating these as part of your retirement plan and in conjunction with your estate planning strategy. Individuals in the United States can currently start receiving social security benefits […]

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