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Living Trust vs Will

When it comes to a living trust vs will, here are some reasons why some may find a will to be preferable to a living trust. First, the cost of a living trust is often larger than a will. Second, the quantity of paper work required for a living trust is more excessive. Those who chose…
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Per Capita vs. Per Stirpes

Often in wills or trusts, an individual will designate the shares given to individuals as “per capita” or “per stirpes.”  What is the difference?  Per capita means “per individual.”  This means that if someone says, “I give to my children equal shares, per capita, my estate,” all individuals living at the time will take an…
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