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Blended Family Financial Difficulties

When a parent gets remarried there is likely to be tension between the new spouse and the children from previous relationships. Much of that tension can be eased by ensuring the family finances are properly handled. On television and in movies blende… Read More
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Firearms and Estate Administration

New rules issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives provide some clarity for executors of estates that include firearms. Any new proposed gun control laws or regulations are almost guaranteed to set off a political controversy… Read More
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Disconnect between Parents and Adult Children

A new study reveals that there is a disconnect between what parents expect financially from their adult children and what those children expect to be asked to provide and do. Whenever there is a disagreement about estate planning or finances between… Read More
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Finding an Executor

For some people picking someone to be the administrator of their estates is an easy process of choosing a reliable family member or friend. However, people who do not have reliable family or friends need to know where to look to find an executor. Pic… Read More
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Executor Duties and Errors

The duties of the executor of an estate are well known by industry professionals, but not always well known by the laypersons who are appointed as executors. This leads to those executors making common mistakes that would be easily avoidable had they… Read More
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Appointing an Out of State Executor

If the best candidate to appoint as the executor of your estate lives in a different state than you, it is possible to designate him or her. However, there are some drawbacks to doing so that need to be considered. The executor of your estate should… Read More
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Avoid Common Executor Mistakes

If you are named as the executor of an estate, you might feel honored by the appointment. That honor can turn to horror if you make a mistake that subjects you to personal liability. Being the executor of an estate sounds a lot easier than it really… Read More
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Apple Tells Widow to Get a Court Order

A Canadian widow had a much easier time transferring the titles to her home and car when her husband passed away than she had getting his Apple ID so that she could continue playing a card game. To call Apple's ID policies when a person passes a… Read More
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Gifford Family Will Not Pursue Claims against NFL

The NFL has been under heavy fire in recent years about the long term damage that repeated blows to the head can do to football players. Hall of Famer Frank Gifford is the latest former player to have been confirmed to have suffered these consequence… Read More
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New IRS Policy on Identity Theft

Identity thieves do not content themselves with just taking out credit cards in their victims' names. They also often file fraudulent tax returns for refund checks. A new IRS policy should help victims figure out what happened. Imagine receiving… Read More
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