All posts by David Feakes

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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Sandwich Generation

The Real Cost of Caring: Help for the Sandwich Generation

It’s a crisis unique to the Sandwich Generation: dealing with the financial stress of caring for an aging loved one can affect your ability to provide them with the care and compassion they need,

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Navigating the Sandwich Generation with Ease

July is Sandwich Generation month. If you’ve never heard of it: the average age of parents raising children in the US continues to rise, leaving many middle-aged Americans in a category commonly

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Protecting Your Young Adult

Your Rights as the Parent of a Young Adult – What You Need to Know When a Medical Crisis Hits

As a parent of an young adult, you are most likely quite accustomed to managing the legal and medical affairs of your children, as circumstances require. If your child requires urgent medical attention

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Summer Travel Commit to an Estate Plan

Family Vacation? Commit to Your Estate Plan Before Committing to a Trip Away

If you are planning a vacation, you probably have a lot to prepare for before you get away. Between structuring your itinerary, getting plane tickets or train reservations, and booking hotels, creating

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Tough Love

A Little Tough Love: You Need to Select Guardians for your Kids, or Someone Else WILL.

Ok, let’s get right down to it, and talk about the reason you’re reading this article: your children. What would happen to your children if something happened to you? Do you know? Do you really know? It’s

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