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Will You Be My Kids' Guardian? - Having the Conversation

BY Emily Omier

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In some cases, the guardianship conversation is simple.“Will you be my kids’ guardian if my spouse and I die?”“Yes.”Boom. You’re done.However, it’s not always going …


How to Ask Someone to Be the Guardian of Your Kids

BY Emily Omier

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Part One in a Series on How to Ask Someone to be a GuardianIf you’ve settled on a legal guardian for your kids in case …


In the New Year, Secure Your Family's Future

BY Kaycee Cuaira

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It’s that time of year again—the end of the year and all of the festivities, celebrations and holidays that this time entails. Amidst the holiday …


5 Things You Need to Know About Blended Family Estate Planning

BY Emily Omier

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Estate planning is essential for everyone, although it becomes increasingly more important if you have children or valuable assets… or both.If your family is “traditional” …


This Thanksgiving, Create a Conversation About Estate Planning

BY Erik Neilson

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Thanksgiving is one of the best opportunities of the year to share quality time with loved ones. Whether it’s sitting around the dinner table or …


How to Make Sure Your Kids Have It Way Better Than You Did

BY Kaycee Cuaira

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George Orwell wrote, “Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes …


The Definitive Legal and Financial Checklist for New Parents

BY Sam Mcroberts

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Becoming a parent for the first time brings a lot of changes, some more welcome than others. If you have a new baby, you may …


The Definitive Legal and Financial Checklist for Newlyweds

BY Sam Mcroberts

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If you recently got married, congratulations! You may feel like you just jumped a number of hurdles and can now rest at the finish line. …