Category Archives for "Estate Planning"

Nov 11

Buyer Beware: The Hidden Dangers of DIY Estate Planning—Part 1

By Matt Meuli

Do a Google search for “online estate planning documents,” and you’ll find dozens of different websites. From Legal Zoom® and Willing.com to Rocket Lawyer® and Willandtrust.com, these do-it-yourself (DIY) planning services might seem like an enticing bargain.The sites let you complete and print out just about any kind of planning document you can think of—wills, […]

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Oct 14

Understanding Your Life Insurance Settlement Options

By Matt Meuli

Following the death of the policy holder, the way in which proceeds from a life insurance policy are paid to the beneficiary (or beneficiaries) is known as the settlement option. And you might be surprised to learn that there are a variety of settlement options available besides the most common method—a lump-sum payout. Depending on the […]

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Sep 30

Is Platonic or Co-Parenting Right For You?

By Matt Meuli

With societal attitudes about love, marriage, and parenting constantly evolving, our perception of what constitutes “family” is becoming more and more flexible. As family structures become more varied, we’re learning that when it comes to raising children, the marital status, gender, and even relationship status of the parents matters less and less. What children need most […]

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Sep 23

Use Estate Planning to Ensure Your Legacy Doesn’t Get Erased

By Matt Meuli

When you think about those loved ones who’ve passed away, you probably don’t think very much—or even at all—about the “things” they’ve left you. And when they do leave something behind, what you likely cherish most about the object are the memories and feelings it evokes, not the thing itself.  For the founder and CEO of […]

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