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5 things to consider when naming a beneficiary

The idea of naming a beneficiary seems simple–you just fill in the blank on your account. But whether it is for life insurance, a retirement plan or a bank account, it may be difficult to choose exactly who to name. Designating the right person to get the funds of your account is a crucial decision to get right.

You should include a funeral directive in your estate plans

If you are getting ready to make your estate plans in Charlotte, one aspect you might want to include in your provisions are funeral arrangement instructions. Though you have specific preferences for burial, your spouse and family members may have other ideas.

Why you should change your estate plan if you plan to divorce

If you are in the process of divorcing your partner or waiting for the ink to dry on your decree, you must remember to update your estate plans. All too often soon-to-be divorcees in the Charlotte area think they do not have to modify their estate plans because they will no longer be married. Unfortunately, some of them learn the hard way that divorces do not change estate plans. You must do it yourself. 

Estate planning mistakes to avoid

One of the most important things you should do when creating your estate plans in Charlotte is anticipate potential problems your heirs may encounter. It is easy to assume estate planning is strictly for your benefit. However, your estate plans also have a big impact on the people who will inherit from them. 

What you need for a valid will

Making a will is a major part of careful estate planning for many in North Carolina. An effective will can provide for the distribution of your assets and ensure the carrying out of your wishes when the time comes.

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