Wills, trusts, and appointing legal guardians


Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, Guardians, Insurance, and Taxes

If you'd like to rest assured that your loved ones will be cared for and not left with a financial or legal mess when you're gone, now is the time to get the necessary paperwork in order. There are a number of Web sites that can show you how to do it.

Estate planning basics

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Wills, trusts, and appointing legal guardians

Someone is going to get your worldly belongings after your death; who that is will be up to you, or the courts. These sites have advice on how to leave your estate to your beneficiaries by using wills and trusts, and also how to ensure that your young children have been assigned a proper guardian.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • If you have a 401(k), a pension, or an IRA, you've probably already appointed someone as a beneficiary of those funds.

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