Blended Family

Estate Planning for a Blended Family

BY Brynne Conroy

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When you have a blended family, there are extra considerations to take on as you establish your estate plan. You may have financial obligations due …


How Do You Write a Letter of Intent?

BY Kaycee Cuaira

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A Letter of Intent is an often forgotten but very useful part of a comprehensive plan. Also called a Letter of Instruction, it is a …


What is Hawaii’s “Reciprocal Beneficiary” Relationship, and Does It Make Sense for You?

BY Kaycee Cuaira

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Hawaii has a unique, legally-recognized relationship that is similar to a civil union and can impact estate planning. It’s called the “reciprocal beneficiary” relationship. Hawaii’s …


The Guide to Estate Planning for Divorcees

BY Kaycee Cuaira

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If you are going through a divorce or are recently divorced, you might feel a little done with legal issues, but think twice before you …


What is a Grantor?

BY Kaycee Cuaira

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If you're starting to prep your estate planning documents and have some questions about grantors or co-grantors — we can help.What is a co-grantor?Grantor is …


Estate Planning in a Second Marriage

BY Kaycee Cuaira

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Wills and estate plans are always a little unique, since every person and family situation is a little different, but estate planning becomes a little …


What is a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) Order?

BY Kaycee Cuaira

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Deciding whether or not you may want a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order is an important part of end-of-life planning. It can be included in …


What is Probate, and How Can I Avoid It?

BY Brynne Conroy

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Debt doesn’t just disappear when you die, and your assets don’t automatically give themselves to your beneficiaries. Probate court is where your final fiscal accounting …