Wilmington Delaware Legal Blog

When to consider updating your will

Creating a will is an important step in securing your assets and ensuring your wishes get carried out after you are no longer around. However, just making a will is not enough. Life is constantly changing, and your will should reflect these changes to remain effective. Major life events If you are one of the […]

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Biggest mistakes to avoid when estate planning

Estate planning is an important process that ensures the distribution of your assets according to your wishes after your passing. However, during this process, many people make avoidable mistakes that can lead to complications and legal issues down the road. Procrastinating the process Did you know that only 46% of Americans have a will, much […]

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Tips for estate planning in Delaware

According to a 2021 Gallup poll, less than half of U.S. adults have a will. Setting aside time for drawing up a will isn’t exactly how you want to spend a Saturday when, statistically speaking, you are decades away from having to worry about such things. For the sake of your heirs, having a will […]

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How may estate planning prevent elder abuse and exploitation?

An unexpected injury or medical condition could leave you unable to manage your affairs. Preparing for this possibility may help you avoid incompetent caregivers from attending to your needs, financial managers from taking advantage of your condition, or family conflict over making certain your wishes and best interests are being met. According to the AARP, […]

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Many Americans weren’t taught to understand estate planning

Many Americans don’t know enough about the versatility of wills and trusts. This lack of knowledge isn’t their fault, as most Americans aren’t taught much about economic security, asset and property protection, guardianship, and the other legal security an estate plan can provide. First off, the widespread myth that an estate plan is only for […]

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When’s the best time to update an estate plan?

Estate planning doesn’t have to be stressful. When you take measures to keep an estate plan up to date, you are ready for anything that might happen in the future. Ideal estate planning should occur after significant milestones in your life instead of left for when you’re older and suddenly realizing you should get all […]

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