Estate and Trust Planning — Now’s the Time!

If you have put off completing, or even starting, your Estate and/or Trust planning, you are not alone. It is often human nature to avoid having to think about or plan for your death even though most everyone can appreciate the importance of having their affairs in order. Do it for your loved ones, perhaps…

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Tax Implications for Estate Planning

The estate planning attorneys at Snee, Lutch, Helmlinger & Spielberger help clients resolve disputes regarding wills, trusts and estates and can oversee administration of any estate, no matter the size. Contact our team of estate planning attorneys today for more information.

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How Often Should You Update Your Estate Plan?

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Because circumstances change over time, it is important to revisit one’s estate plan regularly and ensure that all information is still relevant. This will help your loved ones carry out your exact wishes in the event that you become incapacitated or pass away unexpectedly. Here, the experienced estate planning attorneys at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger &…

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What is an Advance Healthcare Directive?

Planning for medical emergencies is an integral part of estate planning. Here, the estate planning attorneys at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger discuss the legal definition of an advanced medical directive, and how this tool could help you in the future. Advanced medical directives are designed to outline a person’s wishes and preferences regarding medical treatment.…

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Tips For Avoiding Foreclosure

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Foreclosure can be extremely damaging to your credit and overall financial health, so it is important to avoid it if you can. Here, the commercial law and real estate attorneys at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger provide tips for avoiding foreclosure. Foreclosure occurs when a lender repossesses a property due to delinquent or nonexistent mortgage…

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Checklist For Estate Executor Success

If you have been chosen to serve as an estate executor for someone’s will, you have been entrusted with a very important task. Your role as executor is to track down and supervise the distribution of the deceased’s property/belongings. Here, the estate planning and administration attorneys at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger provide a checklist…

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Estate Planning For Blended Families

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The number of remarriages has been steadily rising over the past few decades. Families now include children, stepchildren, former spouses and in-laws. When it comes to estate planning for such families, the concept of who gets what after a death in the family can become complicated. Here, the estate and trust planning law specialists at…

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Estate Planning Tips for 2017

When was the last time you looked at your estate plan? Was it just after getting married? Perhaps you updated a few things when your children were born? Maybe you have yet to put together an estate plan. It is never too soon to begin preparing your estate, and the beginning of a new season…

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Why You Should Not DIY Your Estate Plan

There are many ways to learn the basics of estate planning. The internet in particular offers a vast wealth if information regarding the topic. However, estate planning is a detailed and tedious process that requires experience and legal knowledge. Individuals, therefore, should avoid trying to undertake the process alone. Here, the estate planning attorneys at…

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Digital Estate Planning

Wills, trusts and powers of attorney are all essential parts of an estate plan. Yet, given the rapid growth of technology and the extent of the average American’s presence online, it is imperative that individuals create an estate plan for their digital assets. Technology continues to change the way we live. From online banking to…

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