December 2018

Alternatives to the Formal Administration of Probate?
In an ideal world, our court system works just fine.  If someone dies, the surviving family members can avail themselves of the taxpayer-funded courts.  The courts, chock-full of legally trained [...]
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The Benefits of an Estate Plan and The Pitfalls If You Don’t Plan at All
Many people labor under the assumption that “estate planning” is something that they do not need to worry about.  Just the term “estate” seems to indicate the type of wealth [...]
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Estate Planning: Crafting Your Legacy
According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) an astonishing 60 % of Americans don’t have medical directives, a will, or an estate plan. With death being one of [...]
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Understanding Will Based Estate Planning
Estate plans are generally either will based or trust based plans.  At Doane & Doane, PA, we provide both will and trust based estate planning services.  As the name suggests, a [...]
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Guns and Estate Planning
Nursing homes are very expensive, and most people don’t have the funds to support a long-term stay, which is when Medicaid comes into the picture. Before someone can rely on [...]
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