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E91 Would You Trust ACS with Your Kids? (Reminder to Name Guardians)


If you don’t have a plan in place, what happens to your kids in an emergency? If the police can’t locate next of kin immediately, your kids may be off to ACS, or foster care.


A recent probe revealed concerning facts about ACS.

Links:

https://nypost.com/2019/05/05/acs-is-often-careless-when-handing-kids-to-foster-parents-probe/

http://lauraecowanlaw.com/

https://www.wpaslaw.com/

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E62 How Robin Williams Protected His Family from Legal Battles After his Death (Podcast)

Robin’s was survived by his third spouse (Susan) and 3 adult kids from prior marriages. Robin planned well, because he knew the cost of legal battles. His divorces cost him ~$20 million…

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How to Create an Estate Plan for Your Digital Assets

When you think of “estate planning,” chances are your Facebook page, PayPal account, and Amazon Prime login probably don’t come to mind. But they should. Depending on who you ask, the value of the average American’s digital estate is between $33,000 and $55,000…

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4 Reasons Millennials Need Estate Planning More Than Baby Boomers

Though planning on your death or injury is not exactly something that most millennials are eager to do, it is important.

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How to Choose a Guardian for Your Minor Children

(1) Where Does the Potential Guardian Live? (2) What Are the Potential Guardian’s Religious, Political and Moral Beliefs? (3) What Do You Know About the Potential Guardian’s Parenting Skills? (4) How Old Is the Potential Guardian? (5) What Is the Potential Guardian’s Family Situation? …

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5 Legal Myths About Wills You Got From The Movies

Filmmakers use creative license in a lot of situations involving wills. A dying person’s last wishes can be an exciting revelation or a shocking plot twist. But, that doesn’t mean the movies get it right from a legal perspective. There are several legal myths about wills that movies often use for dramatic effect. These can be inaccurate at best, and at worst completely fictional.

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5 Reasons It’s Time To Update Your Estate Plan

Summary: (1) You moved to another state, (2) The objects of your affection change, (3) Your assets or liabilities change, (4) Your qualified retirement plan is outdated, (5) Executors or trustees become inappropriate

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How to Give Your Home to Your Children Tax-Free

Summary: (1) Stay put, (2) Outright gift, (3) Sale for a bargain price, (4) Full-price sale with seller financing…

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4 Tips for Writing a Will Your Heirs Won’t Fight Over

Summary: (1) Name the right executor; (2) Include personal property; (3) Don’t tie up the money for too long; (4) Explain any unequal bequests …

Stan Lee’s Tangled Web of Estate Planning

Summary: (1) How are we going to organize and simplify my assets? (2) What sorts of accounts and trusts will we use and how will they be managed? (3) How will you work with my trusted contact, while I’m well, and after I’m sick or deceased?