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Three Key Estate Planning Strategies You Can’t Overlook

A great estate plan requires periodic updating, extensive analysis, and following these three important strategies. “Stress Test” Your Estate Plan Through Various Scenarios One of the best ways to determine your plan is thorough and ready for virtually any scenario is to actually test it out in a variety of hypotheticals. What will happen if you suddenly become incapacitated? What will happen if your child, or children, pre-decease you? What rights, if any, will your child’s ex-spouse have to your estate’s assets? Putting your estate plan through these “stress” variables should not stress you out! Our view is going through these scenarios...

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Why Long-Term Care Funding is a Critically Important Investment for Your Future

November was long-term care awareness month. Regardless which month it is, at InSight Law, we encourage all of our clients to have some type of long-term care plan in place, since you never know if and when you may need an in-home nurse or will need to reside in a long-term care facility. There are several different strategies that you can employ to address your long-term care funding needs.  Strategies I have seen are:  buying a straight long term care policy to fully fund your daily needs, buying a straight long-term care policy to partially fund your daily needs and then self-funding the remaining...

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Long-Term Care – Why You Need to be Prepared

It is an undeniable fact - we are living longer. By the year 2050, people in their 90s will increase four fold. That means the number of senior citizens (i.e. age 65+) will more than double, according to an article by J. Brendan Ryan. Many seniors need long-term care. In fact, over ninety percent of seniors’ health care costs today are attributable to chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes, etc. The likelihood of a senior citizen needing long-term care at some point in their lives is extremely high – nearly 70 percent. Millions of unpaid caregivers helps the sick, elderly and disabled. This...

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Under 40? Top 5 Tips for Getting a Jump on Estate Planning.

I know what you’re probably thinking – “I’m not even 40. Why do I need to even think about planning my estate? Isn’t that something I do when I get my AARP card?” Answer: It's never too early to start planning your estate, especially if you have a family or close loved ones. None of us have a crystal ball showing the future. You may think you have decades ahead of you, but the truth is you only have the present. It is important to remember estate planning should involve disability planning too, not just planning for death. The sooner...

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Simultaneous Death and Life Insurance Proceeds

Beneficiary designations are pretty clear in life insurance policies. Basically, if you have life insurance and you pass on, the proceeds from your policy go to your designated primary beneficiary. This could be your spouse, your child, or close friend, etc. But what happens if you, and your primary beneficiary, pass away at the same time? This may sound far-fetched, but it is definitely possible. For example, if you named your spouse as your beneficiary and you both wind up getting killed in a car accident. If both you and your beneficiary die at the same time, it can create problems....

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