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What is a Transfer on Death Deed?

What is a Transfer on Death Deed?

A transfer on death deed is a document that allows you to designate a beneficiary to transfer a real estate property to following your death. Learn more about the advantages of a transfer on death deed here.
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5 Things to Consider When Appointing a Power of Attorney

5 Things to Consider When Appointing a Power of Attorney

Appointing a power of attorney is an important step in the estate planning process. Finding someone who is trustworthy, reliable, and dependable is the best way to ensure your wishes are honored.
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Your 2022 Estate Planning Checklist

Your 2022 Estate Planning Checklist

Starting your end of life plan can be overwhelming. To help, we've compiled this estate planning checklist to help get an idea of what you need to do in order to create a successful estate plan.
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What are Gift Taxes?

What are Gift Taxes?

You've heard of estate taxes, death taxes, but what about gift taxes? Gift taxes are imposed by the federal government on gifts that exceed the annual exclusion amount. Learn more about gift taxes here.
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I have Dementia. Can I Write/Change My Will?

I have Dementia. Can I Write/Change My Will?

Dementia or Alzheimer's can change a lot about your mental and physical capabilities. So, does a diagnosis change your ability to write or change your will? Learn more here.
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Leaving Money to Disabled Loved Ones

Leaving Money to Disabled Loved Ones

Special Needs Trusts allow you to provide for your disabled loved ones without putting them at risk for losing their state benefits.
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And Who Gets the Car?

And Who Gets the Car?

Who gets the car after you die? It's important to name a beneficiary to help your estate avoid probate. Learn more about the process of transferring your car's title here.
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The Difference Between Simple Wills and Complex Wills

The Difference Between Simple Wills and Complex Wills

Whether you create a simple or complex wills depends on many factors, such as the size of your estate, your marital status, and whether or not you own a business. Learn about the differences between simple and complex wills here!
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What is a Disposition Authorization?

What is a Disposition Authorization?

A Disposition Authorization is a legal document that allows you to dictate what happens to you body after you die. Creating a Disposition Authorization can help make your final wishes for your body clear. Learn more.
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What is Power of Attorney?

What is Power of Attorney?

Powers of attorney grant an "agent" the ability to make financial and medical decisions for you. Learn more about the options available to you and how to appoint a power of attorney here.
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What are "Death Taxes"?

Death taxes refer to estate and inheritance taxes imposed after an individual dies. In Washington there is no inheritance tax. Learn how estate taxes in Washington state work here.
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What Happens to Your Business After You Die?

What Happens to Your Business After You Die?

If you're one of the 10% of Americans who own a business, it's important to have a business succession plan to smoothly transition your business to heirs or to liquidate assets. Learn more about how to plan for your business after death here.
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Caring for Children After Death: The Importance of Guardianships

Caring for Children After Death: The Importance of Guardianships

Guardianships are a way to ensure that your children and dependents are cared for even after death. Learn about the importance of electing a guardian here.
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Understanding Probate

Understanding Probate

Probate can be hard to navigate. Learn about how to avoid probate here! When you're ready to create your will, trust Orbit Wills
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7 Things Commonly Forgotten in a Will

7 Things Commonly Forgotten in a Will

You'd be surprised at what kinds of information people sometimes forget to include in their wills. Learn the 7 most common forgotten items in a will, so you can be sure to include the in yours!
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