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Research & Compare Probate Services, Then Choose Wisely

Research & Compare Probate Services, Then Choose Wisely | Werner Law Firm

A death in the family is a tragedy, and there’s no way to truly prepare for it. No matter how inevitable it might have been, death is an element of living we all have trouble with – and getting through such troubling times can take an enormous amount of strength and unity in the family. […]

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Key Legacy Planning Lessons Learned From Kurt Cobain

Key Legacy Planning Lessons Learned From Kurt Cobain | Werner Law Firm

Celebrities often have the largest estates and the most reason for considering proper estate planning. Yet beyond simply protecting your assets and valuables and ensuring that they go into the right hands, artists also carry the need for proper legacy planning. Legacy planning is separate from estate planning – it’s about utilizing the legal tools […]

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The Dangers of DIY Estate Planning

Dangers of DIY Estate Planning | Werner Law Firm

With the advent of the Internet, there is almost no limit to the idea of “do-it-yourself” (DIY). Theoretically, you could do anything yourself with a little bit of research and a few resources – even when it comes to legal matters. A will, for example, is technically only a single document with your signature and […]

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What Are AB Living Trusts, How Do They Work?

What Are AB Living Trusts, How Do They Work? | Werner Law Firm

Estate planning is the art of ensuring that your wealth remains as untouched as possible, without cheating the government out of any necessary taxes. A legally sound and competent estate plan can be the make-or-break difference between paying millions of dollars in taxes, or leaving your inheritors with an estate that is mostly intact. Among some of […]

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The Political Debate Over Estate Tax Repeal

Political Debate Over Estate Tax Repeal | Werner Law Firm

The estate tax is basically an inheritance tax that people with a total value of over $5.49 million (in 2017) pay when they die. Anyone below that value is tax exempt upon death. This means it only affects a few thousand Americans every year – about 1 in 500 deaths. This makes it a divisive […]

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Probate, Wills, Executors: Tackling the Top Estate Planning Concerns

Probate, Wills, Executors: Tackling the Top Estate Planning Concerns | Werner Law Firm

We do not typically have much control over what happens after we die – we can respectfully ask those we love to take care of each other and do with our bodies as we wish, but there is not much of a way to maintain any real grasp over what really happens when everything is […]

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3 Common, Preventable Estate Planning Pitfalls

3 Common, Preventable Estate Planning Pitfalls | Werner Law Firm

Do you have a grasp of how to go about giving your assets away to your loved ones? Titles, beneficiaries, joint accounts, trusts and wills – this is the world of estate planning, a world where ensuring that your wealth gets to where it needs to go is turned into an art form. While asking […]

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Protect Your Family From the Perils of Probate

Protect Your Family From the Perils of Probate | Werner Law Firm

Probate litigation can be described as any attack upon the legitimacy of a Last Will and Testament, either through challenging the appointment of a representative, or an aspect (or the entirety) of the will itself. There are many viable reasons to pursue litigation against the fulfillment of a will, including factors that may have influenced […]

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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way | Werner Law Firm

Death is a complicated subject, not only because of the sheer size of the matter and its many intricate legal considerations, but because it is an awkward thing to talk about for many. It is only at a certain age when we begin to contemplate what it might mean for us to die, or lie […]

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The Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them) | Werner Law Firm

Estate planning is all about creating a course of action for your assets after you have passed on. In its simplest form, the purpose and value of estate planning is to ensure that you get the most of what you own into the right hands with as little collateral as possible. The best way to […]

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