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January 2018 Archives

Why parents of the disabled should consider special needs trusts

If you are the parent of a child with Down syndrome, autism or another type of disability, you face unique estate planning considerations and needs that differ from those faced by other parents. The lifetime expenses associated with raising a special needs child can prove considerable, and chances are, you want to ensure that your child has everything he or she needs to maintain the quality of life to which he or she is accustomed.

The biggest insurance claim mistakes you need to avoid

Being part of a motor vehicle accident is sure to leave your head spinning. Even if you don't suffer any serious injuries, you'll still find yourself dealing with the aftermath of the crash, which typically means communicating with one or more insurance companies.

How can your estate avoid the probate process?

When creating an estate plan, you're sure to think long and hard about what will happen to your assets upon your death. Like many, you'll want to do whatever it takes to avoid the probate process. This goes a long way in cutting back on the amount of time it takes your loved ones to receive your property. Furthermore, avoiding probate is a great way to save money.

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Walden, Blair & Associates is committed to serving needs of the Athens - McMinn county area, including the neighboring counties of Monroe, Meigs, Bradley and Polk.

We strive to be as accessible, flexible, and available as our time and resources will allow.

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