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How to Get the Most Bang for Your Life Insurance Buck

Life insurance is a financial asset that is widely used to help protect your family from expenses after your death. However, what most people don’t realize is that even though life insurance is designated to a specific beneficiary, that doesn’t mean it’s exempt from estate taxes or that it will be used according to your...
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The Last Will and Testament of the Unprepared

Recently the Wall Street Journal published an article that stated only 10% of the adult population has a plan for a lifetime disability or for distribution of assets at death. This is pretty stunning when you consider how protective we generally are of our children and the things we own, combined with the fact that...
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Funding Your Living Trust

Revocable living trusts are a popular estate planning tool these days, but unless they are funded with assets, they are essentially useless. Think of a revocable trust as a container, and on top of that container, there are instructions on how to manage and distribute every asset inside. If the container is properly prepared, the instructions...
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Buying and Selling Churches in Virginia: the First Amendment’s Surprising Influence

Sooner or later, every church deals with the purchase or sale of real estate. As you might expect, this process is a little different than buying or selling a home. Much of this difference results from the way the First Amendment and Virginia’s tradition of religious liberty shapes courts’ interactions with churches.

The First Amendment and Religious...

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