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Estate Planning Considerations for Those with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s and their loved ones also face unique challenges in the future. It is a more common disease than some may think. The National Institute on Aging estimates that Alzheimer’s Disease impacts over 5.5 million Americans. The degenerative brain disease causes cognitive impairment that worsens over time. The nature of Alzheimer’s must be accounted for…

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Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Will

Estate planning puts important legal protections in place to secure a future you want for yourself and your family. A will is one of the most widely known types of estate planning documents. When it is properly utilized and drafted, a will can accomplish a variety of things beyond simply distributing your assets to your…

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Estate and Gift Taxes

Estate planning, when done properly, looks at many different angles above and beyond simply discussing who you wish to leave assets to. For instance, considering the tax consequences of your estate is a responsible thing to do during the estate planning process. Estate taxes can be significant and may take out a sizeable chunk from…

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Trust and Estate Mediations

A mediation is when a neutral third party, the “mediator,” aids disputing parties in reaching a resolution to the conflict through a structured, interactive process. There are many types of conflicts involving a trust or estate that benefit from being resolved through mediation. It does not matter whether or not the disagreement has risen to…

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Make Estate Planning Your New Year’s Resolution!

Many of us made New Year’s resolutions at the start of 2019. Many times, our resolutions involve improving our financial health, taking up a new hobby, or finally doing something we’ve put off for a long time. Why not combine all three and make your 2019 New Year’s resolution planning your estate? At Unique Estate…

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Common Mistakes People Make When Estate Planning

At Unique Estate Law, we know that estate planning can seem complicated. If you try to do it on your own, without the benefit of an estate planning attorney, it usually is! However, even if you consult with an experienced estate planning attorney, there are some mistakes we, unfortunately, see people make when they begin…

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