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Our mother passed away this past Spring. $200k Estate (2
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I have a condo in fl. my only asset is a roth ira approx $8000
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Hello Mr.Beacon,Hope you are doing well.I talked to you on
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My mom owes about $30k in credit card debt. The only asset
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I live in Massachusetts. My husband died after 6 years of
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I am 52 and single with 2 adult daughters. I live in Colorado.
I am 52 and single with 2 adult daughters. I live in Colorado. I have a term accidental life ins policy 50K. I have a 15K death benefit policy through my employer. The only assest is 4,500.00 in a mon… read more
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my daughter died 10/3/10, 47 yr old, left credit card debt.she
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i am concerned about protection my small assets( home equity
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I am married with adult children and minor grandchildren. One of my children has special needs. Presently, I have a Roth IRA, Roth 401(k), two company pensions, and life insurance that lists my wife a… read more
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My Mom just died. She has no will. She has little to no debt.
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We have a living trust, who should be the contigent beneficiary?
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My brother passed a month ago in minnesota. According to the state probate is not required since his assets are well below the 20k threshold compared to debt. The entire family has allowed me to take … read more
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