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Anyone can believe one of these estate planning myths

When it comes to estate planning, there's so much gray area that it's easy to confuse fact and fiction. Unfortunately, if you believe a simple myth to be true, it can harm your ability to create a comprehensive, legally binding estate plan to protect you and your family.

What should you look for when comparing nursing homes?

There may come a point when you're seeking a nursing home facility for yourself or a loved one, such as an aging parent. With the right long-term care plan in place, you'll find it easier to not only make a final decision but to also pay for the required service.

Long-term care planning: Focus on these details

Creating an estate plan can be confusing, challenging and rewarding all at the same time. This is particularly true when you take into consideration long-term care planning, as it brings you face-to-face with the possibility that you may require regular health care assistance at some point in the future.

What to do if you're concerned about too big of an inheritance

For many Californians, estate planning is about setting their loved one's up for as much financial stability as possible. In many cases, this means splitting an estate amongst children or leaving everything to a surviving spouse. While many individuals wish they had more assets to leave to their loved ones, there are some instances where an estate planner may be concerned about leaving too much.

Helping Californians achieve their estate planning goals\

With the ringing in of a New Year, people often reflect on the events that have personally affected them over the last year. Some of these events may be joyous, such as the birth of a grandchild or marriage, but others may be heartbreaking, such as the passing of a loved one. While these events and their remembrance can give rise to a whole host of emotions, they should also spur consideration of what the future may look like. While this often takes the form of goal planning, such as changing jobs, losing weight or being more communicative with loved ones, individuals should also think about their estate and how it will be handled when their time comes.

Try to avoid these common estate planning mistakes

Thinking about the future can be inspiring but it can also be a difficult task. Just as its name implies, successful estate planning requires foresight and diligence. While this is true for the initial creation of an estate plan, it holds true as time passes and life changes occur. This is why Californians need to be thoughtful about how and when to modify their estate plans. This is really the only way to achieve desired outcomes. This week, this blog will look at some common estate planning mistakes. Those who find themselves susceptible to any number of them should consider reaching out to an estate planning attorney to figure out how best to remedy the situation.

Life insurance is an important estate planning consideration

Planning for the future can be a complex process. An estate plan needs to be tailored to fit your needs. This may mean benefiting a charitable cause, taking care of a long loved pet or providing as much financial security to your loved ones as possible. Depending on your goals, you'll need to turn to certain estate planning vehicles, such as wills and trusts, and customize them so that they further your best interest.

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