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Nov 18

Buyer Beware: The Hidden Dangers of DIY Estate Planning—Part 2

By Matt Meuli

Last week, we shared the first part of this series on the dangers of do-it-yourself estate planning. Here, we’ll look at how online legal documents can even put your minor children at risk.  Given how far web-based technology has evolved, you might think online legal document services like LegalZoom® and WillsandTrusts.com have advanced to the point […]

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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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