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November 2011 Estate Planning Report

By Susan Sandys | November 3, 2011

WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY PLEASE TAKE TIME TO EXPLORE MY UPDATED WEBSITE.  CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR NEWS, VIDEOS AND OTHER UPDATES. Dysfunction.   The stories keep coming in that prove the adage: death brings out the dysfunction in families. I apologize in advance for wearing the cynic hat, but never underestimate the flood…

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September 2011 Estate Planning Report

By Susan Sandys | September 27, 2011

Website news: I am working hard on my new and improved website.  It should be up and operating by the end of October.  It will have many new features and lots of new content. While you are at my website for my Report, please check out the articles under “News Articles”.  Several times per week,…

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August 2011 Estate Planning Report

By Susan Sandys | August 22, 2011

I HOPE EVERYONE HAS HAD A WONDERFUL SUMMER. Social Media Spot: Please join me on Facebook and LinkedIn.  I post articles of interest at least weekly. Be sure to leave a list of user names and passwords for your loved ones so that your online affairs can be closed when you die. Pets: 75% of…

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July Estate Planning Report

By Susan Sandys | July 7, 2011

PEOPLE DON’T DO WILLS. Study after study has shown that people, in general, hate to do their Wills.  This blog presents an amusing argument for why we all need Wills. http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2011/06/blog-post-on-the-lack-of-will-creation-in-america.html LOST OWNER. A box labeled “grandma’s urn” and containing an urn, weighing about 10 pounds, was donated to a Goodwill store in Michigan.  The…

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June 2011 Estate Planning Report

By Susan Sandys | June 21, 2011

THE COST OF DOING IT YOURSELF VS. A LEGAL PLAN. I have had several people tell me that it is cheaper to do Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney by yourself than signing up for a legal plan offered through work.  This is simply not true.  Most legal plans charge around $200 and cover many…

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May 2011 Estate Planning Report

By Susan Sandys | May 16, 2011

Medications: I highly recommend that each of you have in your wallet: The medications you take and the dosages The medications your spouse and/or children take and the dosages The medications your loved ones, for whom you provide care or assistance, take and the dosages This information could be life saving in an emergency.  …

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April 2011 Estate Planning Report

By Susan Sandys | April 21, 2011

Debt In Community Property States: Husband and Wife are married in a community property state,  Husband dies and it becomes known that he had extensive debts, all gotten during the marriage.  Wife is furious, but she is on the hook for those debts.   Traveling This Summer: If you plan on traveling this summer, you…

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