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Don’t Overlook This Important Estate-Planning Document
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Don’t Overlook This Important Estate-Planning Document

Martin Shenkman, CPA, JD | July 1, 2024

Even people who pay attorneys to draft their estate-plan documents often forget to include letters of instruction. These informal documents…

The Perfect Prenup

The Perfect Prenup

Raoul Felder, Esq. | April 4, 2018

Prenuptial agreements—contracts that specify how assets will be divided if a marriage ends in divorce—are no longer just for the…

How Did the Bezos Blow It So Bad?
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How Did the Bezos Blow It So Bad?

January 23, 2018

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos were married about a year before he founded Amazon. Who knew that 25 years later he…

These 5 Financial Fibs Will Get You Into Big Trouble
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These 5 Financial Fibs Will Get You Into Big Trouble

Joann ­Needleman | June 28, 2017

Honest people know without being told that they should avoid obvious fraud such as writing bad checks or using someone…

The Pros And Cons Of Do-It-Yourself Legal Forms
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The Pros And Cons Of Do-It-Yourself Legal Forms

Steven J.J. Weisman, JD | March 28, 2017

It can cost you thousands of dollars to have a lawyer draft your will or a divorce settlement. Even paperwork…

Why You Don’t Want The House In The Divorce
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Why You Don’t Want The House In The Divorce

Diane Pearson, CFP, CDFA | March 16, 2017

And Other Assets That Aren't Worth As Much As You Think Be very careful how you split up the possessions…

The Pros and Cons of Do-It-Yourself Legal Forms
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The Pros and Cons of Do-It-Yourself Legal Forms

Steven J.J. Weisman, JD | February 17, 2016

It can cost you thousands of dollars to have a lawyer draft your will or a divorce settlement. Even paperwork…

Eat This Plus That!
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Eat This Plus That!

Tonia Reinhard, MS, RD | January 27, 2016

Foods and Drinks That Are Healthier Eaten Together Well-chosen food pairings do more than just excite your taste buds. Consuming…

Involved in a Lawsuit? Watch Out for These Attorney Tricks
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Involved in a Lawsuit? Watch Out for These Attorney Tricks

Dan Brecher, JD | June 23, 2014

If you are ever involved in a lawsuit, you likely will be asked to give a deposition. Exception: Depositions usually…

Is Your Lawyer Overcharging You?
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Is Your Lawyer Overcharging You?

Daniel L. Abrams, JD | June 23, 2014

Watch for These Warning Signs Even if you never break a law, at some point in your life you will…

How to Post Bail After an Arrest
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How to Post Bail After an Arrest

Paul ­Bergman, JD | June 23, 2014

Even the most law-abiding citizen may have to post bail for a friend arrested in a DUI traffic stop or…

Why Are Contracts So Complex?
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Why Are Contracts So Complex?

Alan Siegel | June 12, 2014

Have you looked at a contract lately—whether it’s from a bank or an insurer or a car-rental company? Easy to…

The Verdict on Prepaid Legal Plans
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The Verdict on Prepaid Legal Plans

John Toothman, Esq. | June 10, 2014

Prepaid legal plans promise to provide a lawyer’s help when you need it for a modest subscription fee of $20…

Watch Out for These Financial Traps If You’re Divorced or Remarrying

Watch Out for These Financial Traps If You’re Divorced or Remarrying

Eric A. Manterfield | October 3, 2013

It’s hard enough to tackle standard estate-planning issues, but a divorce or remarriage further complicates the task. Here’s what you…

5 Things Your Lawyer Might Say…But Shouldn’t
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5 Things Your Lawyer Might Say…But Shouldn’t

John F. Phillips, Esq. | September 21, 2012

Some lawyers stretch the truth with clients and prospective clients. If your lawyer or a lawyer you’re considering hiring tells…