Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples is Essential 

Couple talking to an estate planner

Marriage isn’t what it used to be. Marriage rates have fallen and, according to the U.S. Census Bureauthe number of U.S. adults in cohabitating, but not married, relationships has risen 29% since 2007. The law favors marriage heavily when it comes to managing assets, so it is essential that unmarried couples organize their assets in case of sudden incapacitation or death. Below are some tips to consider when thinking about estate planning for unmarried couples.

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The Pitfalls of a “Do-It-Yourself” Will Kit

The Pitfalls of a “Do-It-Yourself” Will Kit

Do-it-yourself (DIY) will kits are becoming more common every day. Thousands of people have flocked to websites offering a quick, easy and affordable will and testament. It sounds simple enough- a will that you can create on your own without the need for a lawyer. However, the peace of mind that you should have after signing your DIY will kit may be fool’s gold- if you even remember to sign it.

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