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Including Social Media Accounts in Estate Planning

Including Social Media Accounts in Estate Planning

Social Media is relatively new in the context of assets management. In Washington State, social media accounts are considered digital assets and included in a person’s estate during planning, however are limited by company policies. Still new, these are often...

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7 Things Wills Can’t Do

7 Things Wills Can’t Do

Your last will and testament outlines your wishes and directions for everything you’ve left behind. Once you’re no longer around to manage your estate, your finances, and care for your dependents, your will becomes the authority. However, although these are your...

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Why Living Wills Matter

Why Living Wills Matter

We're in the 2020s and just 45% of Americans have a living will. Among those 65 and older, that number jumps to 72%. An improvement, but that still leaves approximately 28% of Americans at retirement age without a medical plan in place. This number can be surprising;...

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Should You Leave Your Funeral Wishes In Your Will?

Should You Leave Your Funeral Wishes In Your Will?

When you get started planning your will, one of the first things you might think of is how you want to be remembered. It makes complete sense that you would want a say in how your life is celebrated once you pass. Do you want to ceremony to be somber or joyful? Will...

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Taking Care of Pets in Your Will

Taking Care of Pets in Your Will

Pets are some of life's best companions. Whatever kind of animal you have, whether cat, dog, lizard, bird: pets are often times just as much a member of our families as anyone else. They come on road trips with us. They play with our kids. We give them names, feed...

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3 Instances When You Should Update Your Will

3 Instances When You Should Update Your Will

We've said it a few times: It's really, really important to makes sure that your will and beneficiary designations are up-to-date. But what exactly does that look like? There isn't an exact formula to how often you should update your will. However, it's a good rule of...

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3 Things Living Wills Cover

3 Things Living Wills Cover

You may think that a will is only beneficial once you've passed on. What can a will do for you while you're still alive, anyway? Well, have you ever thought of what would happen if you were to get into an accident a lost your ability to communicate? What if you went...

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Prince Phillip and Sealed Wills

Prince Phillip and Sealed Wills

Last Friday reports began pouring out through international news outlets that Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, had passed away at age 99. The Duke of Edinburgh's life was one marked by a career as an exemplary public servant and...

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The Case for Posthumous Body Donation

The Case for Posthumous Body Donation

Between the expenses of venues and caskets and the rise of non traditional routes such as composting human remains, these days a traditional funeral isn't the only option afforded to people when deciding how they want their remains handled after death. In fact, a...

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Dying Without A Will. What Happens Next?

Dying Without A Will. What Happens Next?

Ideally, before you pass away you have written a will to delegate who gets what part of your estate in the event of your death. Having a will gives you peace of mind about your estate is divided after you pass. With Orbit Wills we make it simple and easy to create...

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4 Ways to Give Back to Your Alma Mater

4 Ways to Give Back to Your Alma Mater

College is a time that most of us look back on fondly. It was our first step towards true independence. Many of us met our best friends or our spouses at school. We struggled and overcame. We grew into adults at college and learned the skills the catipulted us into...

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Why Keeping Up with Beneficiary Delegation Matters

Why Keeping Up with Beneficiary Delegation Matters

When most Americans think of retirement savings, we think of a 401(k). These days, most stable, full-time jobs offer some kind of retirement plan to their employees in addition to other benefits such as heath insurance. Instead of being a far-off, get-to-it-later...

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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 optimistic, it's...

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Estate Planning In Quarantine – Now It’s Possible!

Estate Planning In Quarantine – Now It’s Possible!

If we've learned anything this week, it's that we don't know what to expect anymore. The world has changed drastically in a matter of days. And if you're from Washington State, you have been on this roller coaster with us, particularly the last few days. What we all...

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Quick and Easy Wills Online

Quick and Easy Wills Online

Last Will and Testament

Direct who should be in charge of your estate and where your estate will be distributed.

Community Property Agreement

For married couples to confirm they want their estate to go to each other without going through probate.

Health Care Durable Power of Attorney

Give authority to someone to make medical decisions for you if you become incapacitated.

Financial Durable Power of Attorney

Give authority to someone to make financial decisions and manage your finances for you if you become incapacitated.

Health Care Directive

Tell your family if you want to receive life-sustaining treatment if you're in a permanent unconscious state or vegetative state.

Disposition Authorization

Tell your family if you want to receive life-sustaining treatment if you're in a permanent unconscious state or vegetative state.