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Monday, January 20, 2014

New Year Estate Planning Tips

EstateplanningA recent Harris Interactive for Martindale-Hubbell survey revealed that more 50% of Americans pass away without an estate plan. Estate planners are hoping that people add estate planning as part of their New Year's resolution or at least consider the following:

  1. Provide instructions on the preferred disposition of your remains
  2. Draft written instructions on the type of memorial service you prefer
  3. Create an outline of the obituary and other notices for when you pass
  4. Make sure to leave your instructions in a place that can be easily accessible to a person you trust

See Reeve Chudd, Considering the End: Planning for Your Demise in Addition To Estate Planning (Part 1), JD Supra, Jan. 15, 2014.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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