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Should You Leave Your Funeral Wishes In Your Will?

Should You Leave Your Funeral Wishes In Your Will?

Is leaving your funeral wishes in your will a good idea? As it turns out, probably not. Read up on why and the ways you can make sure your voice is heard.
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Taking Care of Pets in Your Will

Taking Care of Pets in Your Will

Our furry (and non-furry) friends are there for us during some of life's hardest moments. When we pass, it's only right to make sure that they're taken care of properly. Learn about the ways you can care for your animals after you pass.
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3 Instances When You Should Update Your Will

3 Instances When You Should Update Your Will

Having an up-to-date will is important! But how often should you update it to make it "up-to-date"? Here are 3 life events that are great times to update your will!
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Why You Should Have A Living Will

Why You Should Have A Living Will

Having a clear living will can also make confusing or difficult decisions easier for your family and care team. Here are just a few reasons why a living will is important, even if you already have a will!
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Prince Phillip and Sealed Wills

Prince Phillip and Sealed Wills

This week the world mourns the death of Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. His life of service and dedication to his people will be remembered by all. However, we may never know his final will and testament, as many monarchs have their wills sealed. Here's what sealing is and why it happens.
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The Case for Posthumous Body Donation

The Case for Posthumous Body Donation

Body donation is a non-tradition but lifesaving option to consider when deciding what you want done with your remains. Read on to learn about the benefits and how body donation can further medical research.
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Dying Without A Will. What Happens Next?

Dying Without A Will. What Happens Next?

Having a will helps to make your passing easier on your loved ones. But what if you die without a will? Who gains your assets, and who decides? Read on to learn more.
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4 Ways to Give Back to Your Alma Mater

4 Ways to Give Back to Your Alma Mater

There are many reasons why people choose to give to their Alma Mater post-mortem. Here's a short summary of ways you can give, and how to know what to give.
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Why Keeping Up with Beneficiary Delegation Matters

Why Keeping Up with Beneficiary Delegation Matters

Having a former spouse or deceased relative designated as 401(k) beneficiary is more common than you think. Here are the dangers of not updating your beneficiaries, and things to consider when choosing one.
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More on Estate Planning During a Pandemic

More on Estate Planning During a Pandemic

This year we've undergone an unprecedented pandemic, threatening thousands of lives in addition to the livelihood of countless more. Many are taking steps to secure their assets, wills, and power of attorney. While we discourage panic and remain...
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Estate Planning In Quarantine - Now It's Possible!

Estate Planning In Quarantine - Now It's Possible!

The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought with it the quarantine and isolation of those with compromised health, particularly the elderly. Unfortunately, it has also brought estate planning to the forefront of everyone's minds. We at Orbit Wills have now implemented measures to help everyone get their estate planning done without leaving your home.
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Kobe's Death: A Reminder That No One Is Immortal

Kobe's Death: A Reminder That No One Is Immortal

Kobe Bryant's death reminds us that life is precious and no matter how much money you have, you can't guarantee your safety or your kids' safety. Also, a quick update on the interesting lawsuit filed by Kobe's widow.
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A Trip Without Kids

A Trip Without Kids

As my husband and I prepared for an international trip without our young kids to celebrate our anniversary, we realized there were a lot of legal (and other) reasons why we should stay closer to home.
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Tom Petty's Estate: Free Fallin' Into Disaster

Tom Petty's Estate: Free Fallin' Into Disaster

Sadly, Tom Petty's estate has joined the ranks of Celebrity Estates Gone Wrong. Tom had a plan in place but it did not consider some of the (super obvious) dynamic issues that would result. Legal battles, family drama, and decent puns in this latest blog post on the importance of an estate plan.
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Composting Human Remains - Washington Leads the Way!

Composting Human Remains - Washington Leads the Way!

Did you know that Washington State just passed a law, the first of its kind, making it legal to compost human remains? How about this one: it only takes 3-4 weeks for the human body to decompose? Leave it to Washington to pass an environmentally-friendly law like this one!
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