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In the News – The New* Reverse Mortgage Loans

In the article Fairway, Independent Mortgage Corporation released on The New* Reverse Mortgage Loans, they explain the benefits and qualification requirements of reverse mortgage loans. If you are interested in a reverse mortgage loan it is imperative to see if you are eligible. Pankau Law’s professionals are here to guide you through the reverse mortgage loan process starting from the very beginning.
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In the News – Estate Planning for the Uninitiated

In the Wall Street Journal, Anne Tergesen underlines the importance of being prepared for the unexpected passing of your spouse. The situation never arises at a good time so it’s best to prepare yourself for if and when this time comes.
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In the News – 14 Documents Every New Parent Needs

In a news article from The Washington Post, Elisabeth Leamy emphasizes the importance of preparing for your family’s future by having the necessary documents. The whirlwind of your new family member is exciting but might be overwhelming with new information. Take the time now to prepare for your future as much as you can.
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In the News – Special Needs Trusts: What They Do and How They Work

When you have dependent loved ones, planning for the future is something that must be considered. From this Forbes article Rob Clarfeld discusses why a Special Needs Trust cannot go overlooked and requires careful estate planning to ensure the longevity and protection of loved ones.
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In the News – The College Admissions Scandal & Estate Planning

The recent college admissions scandal amongst many celebrity children has brought upon a great question about estate planning. In a news article from Forbes, Danielle and Andy Mayoras explain how celebrities often have money to spend frivolously on “college counseling services” that fraudulently get their children into prestigious colleges and universities. Not only is this unfair to the average student who does not come from a wealthy background, but it is also bribery and cheating.
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In the News – Housing Market Shows Signs of Hope

In a January article from the Chicago Tribune, Kenneth Harney explains how the real estate market is starting to show positive signs for hope. Harney remarks that the government shutdown amidst other stock market pressures have made many believe that now is not the best time for buying and selling.
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In the News – Estate Planning for Business Owners: What Happens to Your Business When You Leave?

In a news article from Florida Today, Stephen Lacey and Brooke Benzio identify some of the important reasons why establishing an estate plan is essential if you own a business. For many business owners, you have worked your entire life to create the company that you are proud of. Leaving it in good hands and setting it up for continuous success is a good start to your estate plan.
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In the News – Pooch of the Probate

When a loved one has passed away, going through probate to validate their will and disburse their assets can be a very complicated and depressing process. Probate courts require many different legal documents and a thorough understanding of one’s wishes before any decisions are made and beneficiaries can receive their intended elements of an estate. Not only is the process difficult, but it is also draining on loved ones who are already facing upset from losing a family member or friend.
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