Personal Asset Resources for End-of-life Planning
End-of-life plans include deciding how valued belongings are cared for, from cherished heirlooms to beloved pets. These resources help you make a plan for your personal assets.
Probate is the court process by which a WILL is proved valid or invalid. If there is no Will, it is the legal process where the estate is administered after someone dies. In the absence of a Will the court appoints a Personal Representative to administrator the deceased persons estate. This Representative is responsible for locating any assets and determining their value.
Statistics show that as many as 9 out of 10 Americans may have unclaimed money waiting to be discovered! It's estimated that almost $40 billion dollars in unclaimed cash or abandoned accounts exist in the United States today. Is some of that yours?
Most of us have participated in emergency drills – usually weather related and usually at work or school. But what happens if an emergency strikes while you’re at home? Does your family have a plan to evacuate or hunker down? What about preparing your neighborhood, apartment building or block on what to do if a disaster strikes your community?
September is National Preparedness Month! While we can never predict when or where the next disaster will occur, we can be sure they are coming. Being proactive and preparing ahead of time can save countless hours of trying to react at the last minute. It is simply the smart thing to do! So how do you get started and what things should you think about doing before the next disaster strikes? Here are 6 tips to get you started: