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Everything you need to know about Estate Planning, including how to get letters, if you need Estate Planning, and more.

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PSA from Sheriff Chris.

PSA from Sheriff Chris. At CMS Law Firm we do estate planning, we do it well, and we’d love to talk to you about how you can protect your family, protect yourself, and protect your money. Good news for you is, that’s easy to do. Just click the link and set...

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How much does a will cost?

How much does a will cost? At CMS Law Firm we do estate planning, we do it well, and we’d love to talk to you about how you can protect your family, protect yourself, and protect your money. Good news for you is, that’s easy to do. Just click the link and...

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How do you contest a will?

How do you contest a will? At CMS Law Firm we do estate planning, we do it well, and we’d love to talk to you about how you can protect your family, protect yourself, and protect your money. Good news for you is, that’s easy to do. Just click the link and...

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What is a Roth 401k?

What is a Roth 401k? At CMS Law Firm we do estate planning, we do it well, and we’d love to talk to you about how you can protect your family, protect yourself, and protect your money. Good news for you is, that’s easy to do. Just click the link and set up...

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How trusts are taxed.

How trusts are taxed. At CMS Law Firm we do estate planning, we do it well, and we’d love to talk to you about how you can protect your family, protect yourself, and protect your money. Good news for you is, that’s easy to do. Just click the link and set...

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3 ways to contest a will.

3 ways to contest a will. At CMS Law Firm we do estate planning, we do it well, and we’d love to talk to you about how you can protect your family, protect yourself, and protect your money. Good news for you is, that’s easy to do. Just click the link and...

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Long or short?

Long or short? At CMS Law Firm we do estate planning, we do it well, and we’d love to talk to you about how you can protect your family, protect yourself, and protect your money. Good news for you is, that’s easy to do. Just click the link and set up a...

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How trusts are taxed.

How trusts are taxed. At CMS Law Firm we do estate planning, we do it well, and we’d love to talk to you about how you can protect your family, protect yourself, and protect your money. Good news for you is, that’s easy to do. Just click the link and set...

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Why do I wear a suit?

Why do I wear a suit? At CMS Law Firm we do estate planning, we do it well, and we’d love to talk to you about how you can protect your family, protect yourself, and protect your money. Good news for you is, that’s easy to do. Just click the link and set...

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How trusts are taxed.

How trusts are taxed. At CMS Law Firm we do estate planning, we do it well, and we’d love to talk to you about how you can protect your family, protect yourself, and protect your money. Good news for you is, that’s easy to do. Just click the link and set...

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Utilize experts.

Utilize experts. At CMS Law Firm we do estate planning, we do it well, and we’d love to talk to you about how you can protect your family, protect yourself, and protect your money. Good news for you is, that’s easy to do. Just click the link and set up a...

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What makes a will valid?

What makes a will valid? At CMS Law Firm we do estate planning, we do it well, and we’d love to talk to you about how you can protect your family, protect yourself, and protect your money. Good news for you is, that’s easy to do. Just click the link and...

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Probate gone wrong #1.

Probate gone wrong #1. At CMS Law Firm we do estate planning, we do it well, and we’d love to talk to you about how you can protect your family, protect yourself, and protect your money. Good news for you is, that’s easy to do. Just click the link and set...

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Estate Planning 101

It’s been a while since I just dove into the basics of estate planning, so let’s do it real quick. To begin, estate planning covers you in two scenarios: Scenario #1 – you are alive but incapacitated (think you are in a car accident or you have...

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Divorce and Estate Planning

Unfortunately not all marriages work out. When that happens all sorts of stuff needs to get updated, including your estate plan. Here’s the quick and dirty of what you need to think about updating, and why. FIRST, it’s important to know that if you die...

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Should I try to replace my parent’s power of attorney?As our loved ones age, caring for them becomes emotional and creates issues among family members that often are able to linger out of sight.

Should I try to replace my parent’s power of attorney? As our loved ones age, caring for them becomes emotional and creates issues among family members that often are able to linger out of sight. But what happens when those issues surface? And what happens when you...

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Don’t just sign stuff.

Don’t just sign stuff. — I love comments. I make these videos specifically to help people with no expectations. Please take a second and say ‘Hi’ in the comments and let me and know what you thought of the video… and p.s. It would mean the world to me if you hit...

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Their biggest regret…

Their biggest regret… . https://estatemeeting.com — I love comments. I make these videos specifically to help people with no expectations. Please take a second and say ‘Hi’ in the comments and let me and know what you thought of the video… and p.s. It...

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Execution is everything.

Execution is everything. — I love comments. I make these videos specifically to help people with no expectations. Please take a second and say ‘Hi’ in the comments and let me and know what you thought of the video… and p.s. It would mean the world to me if you...

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What if I lose my will?

What if I lose my will? — I love comments. I make these videos specifically to help people with no expectations. Please take a second and say ‘Hi’ in the comments and let me and know what you thought of the video… and p.s. It would mean the world to me if you...

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I don’t know everything…

I don’t know everything… . https://estatemeeting.com — I love comments. I make these videos specifically to help people with no expectations. Please take a second and say ‘Hi’ in the comments and let me and know what you thought of the video… and p.s. It...

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Why we do all of this.

Why we do all of this. . https://estatemeeting.com — I love comments. I make these videos specifically to help people with no expectations. Please take a second and say ‘Hi’ in the comments and let me and know what you thought of the video… and p.s. It would...

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Who May Make a Will?

Hey everybody! I just wanted to give you this quick introduction to let you know exactly what this is. Because we want to be the best estate planning attorneys in the world, we are intentional about learning something new every day. One of the ways we do that is by...

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I Got All Choked Up…

I have a weakness. I’m not proud of it, but it exists, and I own it 100%. If I have the chance, and I’m interested, I will binge watch an entire season of a show without thinking twice about it. In fact, it just happened to me. The show? Containment. The...

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You Are Going To Die…

You Are Going To Die… I hate to break it to you, but you are going to die. We all are. That we know. What we don’t know is when, or where, or how. But that’s okay, because we have free will. We have the ability to make choices. We can choose to get...

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Legacy Over Currency

Today’s topic is one that gets to the heart of what estate planning is really all about. At the end of the day, do you care where your money goes if it results in your kids and their kids contributing nothing to society? Is it all worth it for you if your kids...

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Legacy Over Currency

Legacy Over Currency When I first started thinking about getting into estate planning I knew from the beginning I wanted my message to be about more than just money. Money is nice, yes, but there is study after study out that says after a certain amount of money one...

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What is an “Estate”?

We talk about estate planning all the time here at the office, but I don’t if I’ve ever taken the time to talk about or explain what an “estate” really is. I guess if you’re going to talk about estate planning, you should define the main...

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What is Probate?

If you’ve ever heard or any famous people dying in the news or have had a loved one close to you pass away you probably heard the term “probate” dished around a lot. Probate is the court-supervised legal procedure that: Determines the validity of...

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