4 Keys To An Effective Estate Plan

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Offered by: Michael A. Dolan – Dolan & Associates, P.C. When you think about estate planning, you often think about the documents you have, or will need. You rely on Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney to provide direction upon your disability or death. But you should not rely on standard documentation alone. The type… Read more »

Protecting Your Family From Medical Creditors

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Offered by: Michael A. Dolan – Dolan & Associates, P.C. Susie battled her breast cancer for more than two years. The uninsured medical expenses destroyed her financially. Overwhelmed with debt, she liquidated all of her assets in an attempt to pay the huge bills. It was not enough. Sadly her parents died just as she… Read more »

Do I Have An Estate?

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Offered by: Michael A. Dolan – Dolan & Associates, P.C. “I don’t have an estate, isn’t that something rich people have?” When the subject of estate planning comes up, some people draw the conclusion that they do not have an estate and therefore don’t need to plan. So, what is an estate? The term “estate”… Read more »

“All Taken Care Of”

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Offered by: Michael A. Dolan – Dolan & Associates, P.C. Mary had an attorney draft up some estate planning documents. She placed them in her safe deposit box. When her children came to Christmas dinner, she proudly told them that she had met with a lawyer and her estate is “All Taken Care Of”. Mary… Read more »

Why Was The Estate Such A Mess?

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Offered by: Dolan & Associates, P.C. Have you ever heard that the administration of someone’s estate was a complete mess? Family members fighting, out-of-control expenses, and it took years to complete. Maybe you’ve even experienced this outcome firsthand. Why is this happening? In many of these estates where there are significant problems, battles, and unnecessary… Read more »

Will or a Trust? (Part 2 of 2)

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Offered by Michael A. Dolan – Dolan & Associates, P.C. Last month, we provided an overview of the four typical types of estate plans. Now, let’s look at how we actually produce an estate plan that will allow things to go smoothly for your family after your disability or death. If the plan won’t work,… Read more »

Will or a Trust? (Part 1 of 2)

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Offered by Michael A. Dolan – Dolan & Associates, P.C. People often ask, “What is the best type of estate plan?” A Will or a living trust? In order to determine what is best in your situation, you should understand more about your options. There are four core types of estate plans. The first is… Read more »

Protect Your Family! (Part 6 of 6)

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Offered by Michael A. Dolan – Dolan & Associates, P.C. Estate planning is more than avoiding probate and saving taxes. A properly designed estate plan can provide so much more to protect your family. Most of these protections are ignored in cookie-cutter, form driven estate plans. For example… Mary and Bill were good parents, and… Read more »

Protect Your Family! (Part 5 of 6)

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Offered by Michael A. Dolan – Dolan & Associates, P.C. Estate planning is more than avoiding probate and saving taxes. A properly designed estate plan can provide so much more to protect your family. Most of these protections are ignored in cookie-cutter, form driven estate plans. For example… Mary and Bill left their son John… Read more »

Protect Your Family! (Part 4 of 6)

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Offered by Dolan & Associates, P.C. The storybook marriage was over, Mary lost her job, and with the extra time at home her husband’s infidelity was discovered. Mary’s father had died seven years ago and left Mary a substantial inheritance. Never guessing that their marriage would end this way, Mary simply merged her inheritance with… Read more »