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  • Pets and Probate: What Happens to My Pet When I Die?
    Pets and Probate: What Happens to My Pet When I Die?

    After you die, your loved ones and the court will decide what to do with your pet — unless you make other arrangements. That is why many people include instructions for their pets in their estate ...

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  • Understanding the Probate Process
    Understanding the Probate Process

    The probate process can seem overwhelming, especially after losing a loved one. At Busch, Reed, Jones & Leeper, P.C. , we want you to know that it doesn’t have to be so complicated. We are here to ...

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  • Trusts vs. Wills: What’s the Difference?
    Trusts vs. Wills: What’s the Difference?

    Nearly everyone has heard the words “will” and “trust” in the context of estate planning. Most of us have a basic concept of what a will is. Probably few people, however, understand what a trust is ...

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  • What is Included in an Estate?
    What is Included in an Estate?

    Estate planning is an important step of ensuring your family is cared for upon your death. While you may understand the importance of estate planning, you may be unsure of what your “estate” actually ...

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  • What is a Living Will?
    What is a Living Will?

    When a person dies, their will provides information about how their property will be distributed along with their other final wishes. However, a will may not only apply upon death. There is another ...

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  • Why Do I Need a Last Will and Testament?
    Why Do I Need a Last Will and Testament?

    While most people understand the basic concept of a will, it seems that not everyone is willing to put one together. A recent survey by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave found that only 18% of Americans age ...

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