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Should I Use Facebook’s Legacy Contact Option?

Posted on: March 22nd, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning

More than one billion people have Facebook accounts. So, there’s a good chance you have an account. Like many other digital assets, Facebook accounts live on after we’re gone. But you can choose how you want your accounts to be managed after your death. For example, Facebook offers a convenient option for the management of […]

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Arizona Life Estate Deeds: Automatic Transfers to Your Heirs

Posted on: March 21st, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning

Sometimes we just want things to happen fast: instant coffee, internet download speeds, high speed rail. The need for speed even invades our estate planning. Heirs want their inheritance, and they want it now. The automatic transfer of assets to beneficiaries is easier to accomplish with tools like the Arizona life estate deed. A typical […]

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TLC for Your Company’s Future: Why You May Need a Buy-Sell Agreement

Posted on: March 20th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Business  |  Estate Planning

Starting and running a small business is not for the faint of heart. At every stage, from the first day at the drawing board to the day the doors open to the annual review of profit and loss statements, business owners give their businesses a lot of tender, loving care or TLC. But what if […]

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3 Reasons Estate Planning Is Important

Posted on: March 19th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning

Few things are more important in life than our friends and families. Though we can’t be with them forever, we can rest easy knowing we’ve taken steps to make our passing a little less stressful. How? By leaving documents that guide family members through a difficult time. Estate planning provides important benefits involving our property, […]

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The Irresponsible Heir: How to Protect Your Loved Ones from Themselves

Posted on: March 16th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning  |  Trusts

Loving our family members doesn’t mean turning a blind eye to their faults, especially if those faults could have long-term adverse consequences. Some people just need to be protected from themselves, from their own bad habits or lack of judgment. Fortunately, there are estate planning tools that can help you provide long-term benefits to any […]

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Your DIY Estate Plan: Cost-Effective or Cost-Intensive?

Posted on: March 13th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning

According to an article in the U. S. News & World Report, some DIY projects help increase a home’s value, while others should be done by professionals. Many homeowners can tackle simple landscaping, for example, but should hire an experienced landscaper for the big stuff. Still, DIY projects are popular. Home center stores sold about […]

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Does My Out-of-State Will Comply with Arizona Law?

Posted on: March 10th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning

Many things in our lives change when we move from state to state. It’s a good idea to remember that some laws, rules, and regulations are decided by state and local government. Things that may change when you move include the way you register your car (and the fee!), the type and amount of taxes […]

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Rebel Without a Will: James Dean and the Importance of Making a Will

Posted on: March 6th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning  |  Probate

Estate planning is important, no matter your station in life. Only about 44% of Americans have signed a Will, the most fundamental and well-known estate planning document. Without a Will, your assets may not go where you want them. Settling your estate may take longer, also, since there’s nothing in writing showing what you want. […]

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Myth Busting: Estate Planning Myths Debunked

Posted on: March 1st, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning

Myths are things we believe, but that are really not true. While some myths are amusing (bulls don’t really hate the color red) others may affect our behavior (hiding under a bridge when a tornado is nearby). Even estate planning is not immune from myths, so let’s engage in some myth busting. Myth #1.  Estate […]

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Why You and Your Loved Ones Need a Mental Health Care Power of Attorney

Posted on: February 28th, 2018 by Sheryl Keeme   Estate Planning  |  Health Care Decisions

Maybe your medications interacted badly, causing behavior changes that concern your friends and family. Or you could be developing Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. If you’re taken to the hospital with a mental health problem, it’s important that you have signed a mental health care power of attorney General Estate Planning The typical […]

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