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Wills & Estate Planning

What’s the Difference Between a Godparent and a Legal Guardian?

As you’re thinking about your estate planning, it’s important to understand the distinction between a godparent and a legal guardian.

By Sarah Li Cain
Wills & Estate Planning

A Pet Trust? Your Will? How to Care for Your Pet After You’re Gone

We may view our pets like family, but legally we can’t leave money directly to them. Here’s how to take care of Fido after you’re gone.

By Wendy Berkowitz
Wills & Estate Planning

What You Should Know About Bequeathing to Charity in Your Will

Whether you call it a bequest, an endowment, a legacy, or simply a gift, leaving something behind to charity can be meaningful.

By Jessica Sillers
Wills & Estate Planning

Do I Need a Lawyer to Make My Will?

Digital access to resources and online tools mean it’s easier than ever to write your own will online. But should you?

By Jacqui Kenyon
Wills & Estate Planning

Where Should I Keep My Will?

Writing a will is a big step. But if your loved ones don’t know where to find it, how much good will it do? Short answer: Not much.

By Allison Kade
Wills & Estate Planning

What Is a Self-Proving Affidavit? (Does a Will Need to Be Notarized?)

Once you’ve written your will, you’re good to go, right? Not so fast. What’s the deal with getting your will notarized?

By Jessica Sillers
Wills & Estate Planning

My Dad’s Last Gift Was Priceless, and It Wasn’t What You Think

Creating an “in case of death” doc can save loved ones time, frustration and maybe even money. Here’s how to do it right.

By Lynn Shattuck
Wills & Estate Planning

How to Choose a Will Beneficiary: What You Need to Know

Your will beneficiary is the person who will inherit your stuff when you die. Deciding who to choose can be tough. Read this to get started.

By Jessica Sillers
Wills & Estate Planning

Probate 101: What You Should Know About Probate (or Avoiding Probate)

When you’re grieving, a complicated legal and financial process is the last thing you want to deal with. Your guide to probate: made simple.

By Jessica Sillers
Wills & Estate Planning

What Is a Payable on Death Account (Do I Need a Will if I Have One)?

When you login to your bank account, you might notice an option to choose a beneficiary. Here’s what you need to know about that.

By Jessica Sillers
Wills & Estate Planning

5 Reasons Millennials Need to Make a Will

The majority of millennials don’t have wills. Sure, it’s not a pleasant topic to think about. But here are 5 reasons millennials need to do so anyway.

By Ellen Chang
Wills & Estate Planning

How to Be the Executor of an Estate: Duties & Responsibilities

If you’re the executor of an estate, it’s up to you to distribute your loved one’s belongings correctly. Here’s how.

By Beth Braverman
Wills & Estate Planning

Blended Family? Second Marriage? 3 Things You Need to Know About Estate Planning

If you’re in a blended family with stepparents, stepchildren or step-anything-elses, you have unique estate planning needs.

By Sarah Li Cain
Wills & Estate Planning

Different Types of Power of Attorney (and Who Needs Them)

Power of attorney can be helpful if ever you were to become incapacitated, to help account for your financial and medical wellbeing.

By Jessica Sillers
Wills & Estate Planning

10 Reasons You (Think You) Don't Need a Will

Here are the top reasons people convince themselves they don’t need a will . . . and what you should really know. Find out now.

By Allison Kade

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Accidental Death Insurance policies (Form VL-ADH1 with state variations where applicable) and Term Life Insurance policies (Form ICC16-VLT, ICC19-VLT2, and CMP 0501 with state variations where applicable) are issued by Vantis Life Insurance Company (Vantis Life), Windsor, CT (all states except NY), and by The Penn Insurance and Annuity Company of New York (NY only). Coverage may not be available in all states. Issuance of coverage for Term Life Insurance is subject to underwriting review and approval. Please see a copy of the policy for the full terms, conditions and exclusions. Policy obligations are the sole responsibility of Vantis Life.

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