Wills and estate planning
What is probate and the probate process
As you start thinking about your estate planning, you've got important decisions to consider and detail in a will. If you don't, your loved ones may find your estate stuck in the courts during the probate process. That may take months, if not years, to process.
Why is a will important?
Without a will, disbursement of your estate will be administered by a designated state court according to those laws rather than your wishes.
Medical power of attorney
There might come a time when you need someone to carry out your healthcare wishes on your behalf. Having your preferences and plans documented can alleviate some of the burden.
How to cope with death
The death of a friend or family member can be so overwhelming for those left behind that it can have a long-term impact on their physical, emotional and mental health.
What to do after a loved one dies
Whether it's a spouse or parent, there is no easy way to handle the passing of a loved one.
What you need to know about writing your own will
If you have limited assets, only one or two beneficiaries and no major tax issues, you may want to write your own will. If you are considering it, here are some tips.
What is long-term care and should I consider long-term care insurance?
Assisted living. Retirement homes. Home health care. These topics can be difficult to discuss. But planning now with long-term care insurance is something to consider.