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Talking About Your Estate Plan with Your Family

If you’ve made an estate plan, or even just called a lawyer to get the process started, congratulations! You’re already ahead of the majority of American adults: roughly ⅔ of them do not have an estate plan. But just making an estate plan is on… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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Family Business Succession Planning

Family Business Succession Planning A family business is more than a source of income. It can also be a source of connection, a source of pride, and a legacy to hand down to future generations. But like passing the baton in a relay race, the successf… Read More
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Choosing a Personal Representative for Your Estate

You can’t take it with you—so you need to choose someone to manage it for you when you’re gone. That person is the personal representative of your estate, sometimes referred to the executor (if you had a will) or the administrator (if you didn… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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Lessons From Celebrity Estate Planning Fails

Celebrities—they’re just like us! That’s certainly true in some ways, if not all (most of us can’t afford to drop a million dollars on hairstyling or a single comic book). Sadly, one of the things many of the rich and famous have in common wi… Read More
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New Mexico’s End-of-Life Options Act

Death is something few people like to think about. Most of us hope we will pass peacefully and painlessly at the end of a long fulfilling life, surrounded by our loved ones. Unfortunately, too many people face an agonizing death after an excruciating… Read More
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Three Advantages of Having a Living Trust

In recent decades, living trusts have become an increasingly popular estate planning tool. What is a living trust, and why are so many people turning to these trusts to manage and distribute their assets? In this blog post, we’ll give some backgrou… Read More
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What to Do After a Loved One’s Death

The death of a loved one, whether suddenly or after a long illness, is never easy. If you are reading this article because you have recently lost someone close to you, please accept our condolences. We hope this blog post will provide information tha… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning, Probate
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Will Your Family Know (and Respect) Your Funeral Wishes?

Everyone should have control over how they are memorialized and how their remains are handled after their death. Generations ago, this was less of an issue. There were simply fewer options, and families tended to have similar values. Everyone knew an… Read More
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Understanding Community Property

New Mexico is one of nine community property states in the country. When you hear the term “community property,” you may think of divorce, and, yes, that is the context in which the phrase is most often referenced. Divorcing couples need to divid… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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Intestate Succession: What Happens if You Die Without an Estate Plan?

As the saying goes, “you can’t take it with you.” But what happens to your property if you die without a will or other estate planning documents, like a trust? In a nutshell, your assets are distributed according to state law of “intestate su… Read More
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