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Far too many attorneys overcomplicate things, making topics convoluted and difficult to understand to the average person. This blog is committed to explaining legal planning topics in an easy to understand format, in plain English. Enjoy the blogs, and please let us know if there is a topic you would like covered.

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It's unfortunate, but there are numerous estate planning practices that have become standard operating procedure at law firms that are not necessarily the best thing for the clients or their families. In fact, they seem designed specifically to make more money for the law firm than they are to...

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Does the Joint Property Duct Tape Solution Work? estate planning basics probate Jun 12, 2023

Can probate be avoided with the use of assets and account titled as joint tenancy with a right of survivorship? Yes, but when it comes to estate planning, it's not planning ahead the right way like with a revocable living trust.

Titling assets as joint with a right of survivorship is what I...

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