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Can I Add Children’s Names to my House Deed?

It’s true that if your child is on your deed as a joint tenant on your home, your home will not have to go through probate if your child survives you. At your death, your surviving child would immediately become the sole owner of your home without probate and with minimal transfer costs.
04/01/22 • by: Law Office of A. Lee Shaw, PLLC
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What Is a Trust and How Does It Work?

Trusts are often associated with the rich. However, the uber-wealthy are not the only people who can benefit from using trusts. There is no minimum asset level or net worth required to set up a trust, and you can put any amount of money into a trust.
04/01/22 • by: Law Office of A. Lee Shaw, PLLC
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Why Not Have a Will?

Out of sight, out of mind isn't just an everyday adage—it's one of the reasons why people 50 and over fail to write a will, update a previous one, or make other estate planning decisions.
04/01/22 • by: Law Office of A. Lee Shaw, PLLC
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Can Grandchildren Receive Inheritances?

Children and grandchildren motivate us to think about a will and life insurance. However, it is problematic to name minor children as beneficiaries.
04/01/22 • by: Law Office of A. Lee Shaw, PLLC
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What Can I Do Instead of a Stretch IRA?

Leaving behind a huge tax bill for your heirs with the stretch IRA scuttled? Here are some ways around it as lawmakers consider an updated SECURE Act.
03/31/22 • by: Law Office of A. Lee Shaw, PLLC
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Cryptocurrency and Estate Planning: What Executors Need to Know

My dad is investing in cryptocurrency! I know nothing about it and, frankly, I am not interested in learning. I think it is a passing fad. When he dies and I am responsible for the distribution of his estate to my siblings, do I need to address the crypto?
03/31/22 • by: Law Office of A. Lee Shaw, PLLC
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How Do I Set Up an Estate Plan to Help Grandchild with Special Needs?

Estate planning is not a requirement. No one can force you to make your will, create a power of attorney or to own your property in a way to avoid probate. As a result, people too often let common estate planning excuses stand in their way.
03/11/22 • by: Law Office of A. Lee Shaw, PLLC
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When Should I Update My Estate Plan?

Getting your estate plan in place is never a ‘one and done’ task. Estate planning is an ongoing process and should be viewed that way.
03/10/22 • by: Law Office of A. Lee Shaw, PLLC
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Do I Need an Attorney for Probate?

A competent elder law or estate attorney can discuss and use, where appropriate, such provisions as the family exemption, benefits to prepaying inheritance tax, even where the tax return is not yet complete and a listing of itemized deductions.
03/09/22 • by: Law Office of A. Lee Shaw, PLLC
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What Women Need to Know About Finances After Divorce

The early part of the year is often referred to as “divorce season,” since it’s a popular time for couples to part ways. Regardless of when it happens, divorce is a significant time of change for women in many aspects, especially when it comes to their finances and money management.
03/08/22 • by: Law Office of A. Lee Shaw, PLLC
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