Don’t Procrastinate, Plan Your Estate

/ By: William T. (Tom) Edwards, Jr., Attorney & Counselor at Law

Category: Estate Planning

It is easy to stand on a soapbox and solemnly express why everyone should prioritize estate planning and not put it on the back burner, but there are some valid reasons why people tend to...

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Early Estate Planning

/ By: William T. (Tom) Edwards, Jr., Attorney & Counselor at Law

Category: Estate Planning

Most people recognize the need for advanced planning in their lives, and they have no difficulty looking ahead and setting a course for the future. However, in Western culture we seem to avoid the subject...

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Providing For Your Pets

/ By: William T. (Tom) Edwards, Jr., Attorney & Counselor at Law

Category: Estate Planning

Estate planning brings some challenges along with it, but receptivity to generosity is not one of them. You will rarely have any trouble finding people who are willing to assume ownership of stocks and other...

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Making Funeral Arrangements

/ By: William T. (Tom) Edwards, Jr., Attorney & Counselor at Law

Category: Estate Planning

When you engage in the process of devising an estate plan the idea behind it is to make your wishes known so that they can be carried out after you are gone. Distributing your assets...

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What Is Probate And Why Avoid It?

/ By: William T. (Tom) Edwards, Jr., Attorney & Counselor at Law

Category: Estate Planning

Careful and informed estate planning is beneficial for just about everyone because there are a number of ways you can go about things, and there is a lot at stake depending on the course of...

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Homemade Wills: A Bargain?

/ By: William T. (Tom) Edwards, Jr., Attorney & Counselor at Law

Category: Estate Planning

“Bargain hunting” is very tricky business because as we all know, you get what you pay for, and quality matters. Most (if not all) of us have had the experience of buying something because it...

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Probate & Revocable Living Trusts

/ By: William T. (Tom) Edwards, Jr., Attorney & Counselor at Law

Category: Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

When you first get serious about planning your estate you probably have objectives in mind without being certain about how to bring these goals to fruition. By discussing these objectives with an estate planning attorney...

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Estate Tax Scheduled To Return In 2011

/ By: William T. (Tom) Edwards, Jr., Attorney & Counselor at Law

Category: Estate Planning

Many people are aware of the fact that the federal estate tax was repealed for 2010 via the 2001 tax relief act, but it is scheduled to return in 2011 with some changes from the...

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Devising A Small Business Estate Plan

/ By: William T. (Tom) Edwards, Jr., Attorney & Counselor at Law

Category: Estate Planning

When you own a small business, planning your estate is usually going to be a bit more complicated than it is for people who are not in business for themselves, and there are a number...

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