How to Clean out and Care for a Home After Someone Passes

When a loved one passes away, cleaning out the house can feel like an impossible task. Not only is it difficult to know what needs to be done in a practical sense but it is emotionally devastating. Keeping organized is key.   There are legal, practical and humanitarian considerations. First…

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What Will Happen to your Pet if You Die?

Our pets are family members.  They are also very vulnerable to changes in family situation. Just like other family members, they deserve consideration when you are planning for the future. Have the conversation.  Regardless of your age, if you have a pet, you should always consider what would happen if…

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I’m too Young to have a will…. aren’t I?

Most people in their twenties do not consider getting a will to be high on their list of priorities.   That is understandable.  However, there are many reasons why you should consider having a will.  Here are the most important ones: You have a child (whether the child lives with…

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Why Beneficiary Designations are important

“Beneficiary designations” transfer property to beneficiaries after the owner is deceased.  They are used for bank accounts, investments, insurance policies and the like. Often people fill them out once, then forget about them.  They may not update them for years, or ever. However, life goes on. Divorce, death of a…

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