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Category Archives: Estate Planning & Administration

The Unintended Results of Home DNA Tests

Discovering your ancestry can be both fun and fascinating which is why at-home DNA tests have grown in popularity in recent years.

Often given as a unique gift for loved ones, the kits reveal details about our individual and collective pasts. But what you might not know is that these tests aren’t all fun and games.

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How to Protect Your New College Student With an Estate Plan

It’s that time of the year when parents are running around, helping get their new college student get ready for school.

It’s exciting, sad, thrilling, exhausting and everything in between. You're probably prouder than words can express, but you’re also a little afraid, too. How can you make sure your kid is going to be safe...
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When is probate necessary?

Whether or not you have an estate plan in place, you have likely heard the term “probate”.

Probate is the legal process by which a deceased individual’s assets are distributed under court supervision. This process is necessary to distribute assets that are solely in the name of the deceased person. Probate is governed by state law.  

Avoiding...

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Estate Planning for Vacation Rental Property Owners

In all parts of the country, services such as Airbnb have grown in popularity over the past few years including the beach resort areas of Hampton Roads.

Indeed, these alternatives to hotel stays are popular among homeowners and vacationers alike. If you have a home or other rental property that is generating income, you should understand...
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