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Why DIY Wills & Trusts Don’t Work

Why DIY Wills & Trusts Don’t Work

DIY Wills and Trusts seem practical and easier, but wind up being quite costly and dangerous. The sense of control you may get from creating your own Will can also be found creating one safely with an estate planning lawyer. And it may even cost you less money. The appreciation and satisfaction of...

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Grab Your Hurricane “Go Kit”

Grab Your Hurricane “Go Kit”

With Hurricane season officially underway and at least nine named storms already, 2020 is shaping up to be very active. According to Colorado State University researchers Philip Klotzbach, Michael M. Bell, and Jhordanne Jones, "Coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making...

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Estate Planning 101

Estate Planning 101

Have you ever wondered just what Estate Planning really is? The term “estate” can be deceiving. It doesn’t necessarily mean a large sprawling homestead. In fact, in the eyes of the law, an “estate” is simply all the property you own, both outright and jointly—including bank accounts, real estate,...

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Welcome to the Lowcountry!

Welcome to the Lowcountry!

Welcome to the Lowcountry! If you are one of the thousands of folks who moved to Charleston this year, welcome! Charleston is now growing at 3X the rate of the US population. With 38 new residents moving here a day, Charleston is the 74th most popular city in the nation. To round things out, Mount...

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Will vs. Trust

Will vs. Trust

Many have wondered “What is a Trust? Can I afford one?” Or you might have even said to yourself, “Do I even need a Will?” The answer is yes. At a minimum, every adult should have a Will and durable Healthcare Power of Attorney. Controlling your healthcare treatment and the distribution of your...

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5 Things To Know About the SECURE Act

5 Things To Know About the SECURE Act

You may have received a memo from us regarding the SECURE Act over the past several weeks. In case you missed it, we wanted to give you a quick breakdown of what the SECURE Act is and why you should be paying attention. On January 1, 2020 The SECURE Act went into effect. The SECURE Act stands for...

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Your Wedding Checklist

Your Wedding Checklist

It’s wedding planning season and that means it is time to also plan your future family’s estate. Just as important as a seating chart, pairing your assets together in a safe place can ensure peace of mind. As you join together, it’s important to think about protecting your financial future through...

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Children & Inheritance

Children & Inheritance

Children & Inheritance Inheritance is a topic that can be tricky for most to discuss. Many of us have been put in a situation where a family member bequeathed us something financially or physically after their passing. Or perhaps YOU are the parent contemplating about how to pass your wealth...

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Protect More During Social Distancing Downtime

Protect More During Social Distancing Downtime

With the recent pandemic of Covid-19, more Americans are realizing they need to get their estate planning affairs in order, and quickly. Suddenly, things you’ve been putting off finally get completed (or started) with your new productive downtime at home. Help yourself destress and achieve peace...

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Advanced Healthcare Directives

Advanced Healthcare Directives

The health and safety of our clients and the community is of the upmost importance to us. As we all continue to monitor this ever-changing situation with COVID-19, we’d like to take this moment to remind you of the importance of updating your healthcare directives (if you have not done so). Or if...

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New Look, New Services

New Look, New Services

New Look, New Services We are excited to share our latest company news with you. We have updated our brand identity to match the new leading-edge support at Wiles Law Firm. Why now? The reason for the refresh is uncomplicated—we’ve simply outgrown the old look and feel and were ready to embrace...

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