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If you are currently going through a divorce, there's a good chance that you are considering selling your home. This is often difficult, but it may be the best option for you and your family. Before you put your home on the market, you should keep a few things in...

An estate plan is a valuable way to prepare yourself, your loves ones, and your property for the future, but do you know what options are the best for your situation? AB trusts were once a popular method to minimize tax burdens and prepare to distribute property to heirs. Are...

Whether marriage isn't in the cards for you at this time, or you prefer being single, you still have assets that need protection. A trust can ensure that your assets pass to the people you want them to go to without having to endure the expense and delay of the...

We only have a limited time here on earth. Do you know who will care for your minor children if or when you pass away? Who will ensure they remain safe, fed, educated, and can grow into responsible adults? A single person cannot fill all of those roles. Most people...

Whether dealing with a family member's estate, possible future health issues or managing someone else's financial affairs, you may have heard the term "durable power of attorney."  What is a Durable Power of Attorney for financial and property matters (DPOA)? A durable power of attorney is a legal document that gives another...

Many people are intimidated by the thought of creating a living trust. After all, it sounds like a legal document that only wealthy people need, right? Not necessarily. There are many good reasons why someone might want to create a living trust even if they don't consider themselves wealthy. Most people...

A second marriage can be a fresh start for you, but you should also consider how your new blended family will fare. How you plan your estate and finances afterward can have a lasting impact on your future happiness and the happiness of your children. What You Should Consider When Creating...

As an adult in the US, you are automatically considered capable of taking care of your affairs. However, if a Judge deems otherwise, the court can establish a conservatorship on your behalf.  What Is a Conservatorship? A conservatorship is a legal arrangement established for physically or mentally impaired individuals such as the...

Divorce is rarely a seamless or emotionless process. The transition from a family unit to separate households can devastate your children who never imagined that their parents would separate. You can reduce that pain dramatically by prioritizing their emotional well-being during divorce proceedings.  Top Skills Children of Divorced Parents Can Learn  By...

Divorce can seem like the end of the world. No one gets married thinking they will call it quits later. When a couple decides to part ways, they want someone to listen rather than judge them.  What You Can Say to Someone Going Through a Divorce   If you want to support a...

Alexis and her former husband had recently gone through a peaceful divorce when co-parenting became a new issue. They had agreed to share custody of their children, but they hadn't explored longer holidays and how they would have the kids divide their time between both parents. The lack of discussion resulted...