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Exactly Why Do I Need a Will?

If you die without a will, you die ‘intestate’ and your assets will be distributed according to your state’s law. That could result in a distribution you didn’t intend.
12/02/22 • by: Shaw & Nelson, PLLC
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Should I Need a Trust in My Estate Plan?

A trust can be a vital component in an estate plan.
12/01/22 • by: Shaw & Nelson, PLLC
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Planning for Crypto and NFT Assets in Estate Plan

To the Web3 user, forever losing digital assets to inaccessible wallets is a nightmare scenario that rivals losing everything to rug pulls and other scams. However, while losing crypto and NFTs due to poor estate planning is hardly any different, it’s less likely to be on people’s minds.
11/30/22 • by: Shaw & Nelson, PLLC
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Can You Prevent Family Fights over Inheritance?

In early 2022, Bloomberg News reported that Americans can expect to inherit $72.6 trillion over the next quarter century—more than twice as much as a decade ago. With so much potential generational wealth on the line, there is always a risk that it will become the subject of a dispute.
11/29/22 • by: Shaw & Nelson, PLLC
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Top Five Estate Planning Mistakes

Overlooking an important step or making a blunder can derail all your careful planning, leaving your heirs and beneficiaries with a headache-inducing challenge.
11/28/22 • by: Shaw & Nelson, PLLC
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How Do Special Needs Trusts Work?

A special needs trust (SNT) can help you provide financial security to your child after you die without leaving them ineligible for the government benefits that they need to sustain care.
11/24/22 • by: Shaw & Nelson, PLLC
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What Is the Point of a Trust?

Thinking about what happens to your family when you pass away may be upsetting. However, it can be a good way to reduce the stress your loved ones will deal with during the grieving process.
11/23/22 • by: Shaw & Nelson, PLLC
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Could Your Estate Plan Be a Disaster?

We’re all looking to save taxes, court costs, legal fees and ‘make it simple’ for our heirs. A last will and testament is the cornerstone of all estate planning, maybe with a trust.
11/22/22 • by: Shaw & Nelson, PLLC
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Don’t Miss Out on Estate Planning Opportunities

People often overlook critical steps when they are doing their estate planning.
11/21/22 • by: Shaw & Nelson, PLLC
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Can Loved One’s Funeral Expenses Be Deducted?

The ability to deduct funeral expenses on your tax returns depends on who paid for the funeral expenses.
11/18/22 • by: Shaw & Nelson, PLLC
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Louisville Office

9700 Park Plaza Ave., Suite 108,
Louisville, Kentucky 40241

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250 East 5th Street, 15th Floor,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

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