All posts by David Feakes

Last Will and Testament

Ready to Write Your Will? Consider This Before You Go It Alone or Online.

A last will and testament is the most commonly thought of document when it comes to an estate plan. But, really, it’s a very small part of an integrated plan that ensures your family stays out of Court

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Giving thanks, facing death, and other ways to increase happiness during life

Bhutan is an independent state in Southeast Asia, bordered by China to the north and India to the south.  Nestled in the Himalayas, Bhutan is the last remaining Buddhist state in the world. But one of

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Sam Walton and Family

Good Estate Planning Helped Create the Ten Richest Families in America

Self-made millionaires are not uncommon in the dotcom era, but their fortunes pale in comparison to those of the ten richest families in America. These families weren’t overnight successes, but their

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Why Plan – National Estate Planning Awareness Week 2017

A question I often get asked is “Why is estate planning so important for me as a parent of a young child or of young children?” As a dad myself, my answer is that when you are the parent of

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Trust vs. Will: What you Need to Know- National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Our second installment for National Estate Planning Awareness Week: trusts, wills, and the difference between the two.  When most people hear “estate planning,” they immediately think “will,”

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Naming Guardians- National Estate Planning Awareness Week

So, maybe you’ve heard that there are certain documents you need to have in place to make sure that your kids are protected no matter what, but you don’t know what those documents are. Here’s

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Divorce and your Trust

Divorce? Here’s What You Should Know About How it May Affect Your Trust

Getting divorced? As a parent, a divorce is most definitely an important time to review your estate plan. Trusts vary in their structure, funding, and terms, so if you have one, it’s hard to know how

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Strong Blended Family

Building a Strong Blended Family Through Legal Planning

Yours, mine and ours … in today’s modern family, it’s more common than not! The blended family is the product of 2nd (or more) marriages, in which one or more of the parties comes with children from

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Buying a Will on Groupon

Buying A Will on Groupon, other Major Estate Planning Mistakes

Of the handful of major life events that require your serious consideration, few are as emotionally charged as how to leave your assets for loved ones at the time of your death. This process is legally

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Trust vs. Will: What is the Difference?

What is a trust, what is a will, and what is the difference between the two? When most people hear “estate planning,” they immediately think “will,” but for parents, a simple will

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