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Task: Tell Someone Your Plan Exists And How To Access It
If you never tell anyone about the plans you created, it can be as if you’ve never done any planning at all.
Download The Ethical Will
Download Everplans' free Ethical Will (aka Spill Your Life) to easily communicate your values, experiences, and life lessons to...
Download the Essential Planning Checklist
Download Everplans' free Essentials Planning Checklist to identify and organize critical contacts, documents, and other vital...
Quiz: What Type Of Funeral Is Right For You?
Burial or cremation? Traditional or completely different? It's all good as long as it reflects who you are and how you'd like to...
Quiz: Are You A Planning Ninja?
Or are you a total mess? Take this quiz and find out.
Complete The Most Important Planning Docs In An Hour
The biggest barrier to planning is often finding the time to get it done. Thanks to these three services, you’re now out of...
Talking To Parents About Death Can Be Frustrating
Yep, sounds about right.
A Comic About Advance Directives; Almost Funny
Dogs and Cats Promise More Cuddles If Included In Will
Your dog or cat loves you, often more than you can ever love him or her in return. Here's one way to return the favor.
50 Shades Of Planning
Whip your plan into shape with these tips.
5 Reasons Millennials Should Start Planning Now
From exotic travels to cuddly animals, there’s plenty to prepare for.
Helping Clients Through Emotional Situations
Death, divorce, medical crisis, and family rifts are some of the tough problems financial advisors must face. Are you prepared?
Siblings Fight Over Estranged Brother's Secret Fortune
What would you do if an estranged family member passed away and turned out to be secretly rich?
At A Glance: Diagnosed With Serious Illness
Whether it's for yourself or someone you love, let us help you get some important planning out of the way.
24 Valuable Life Lessons From The Godfather Saga
Make dad an offer he can’t refuse this Father’s Day with Corleone family wisdom.
Where Do You Keep Your College Diploma?
Inspired by two annual rituals -- graduation and spring cleaning -- we’ve created an official document/ID scavenger hunt.
Reason #245 For An Everplan: You’re A Snake Handler
Modern Family Parents Don't Plan For Future; Love Mojitos
Estate Lawyer Offers Advice on Reddit
A bored estate attorney + Reddit = estate planning knowledge for everyone
Blurred Lines Indeed: Alan Thicke Heirs Fight Over Estate
The Family of Alan Thicke disagree about the late Canadian actor’s estate, setting up a potentially messy court case.
10 Rich People Who Aren't Leaving Fortunes To Their Kids
Leaving money to your children is often every parent’s dream. These uber-wealthy people have a different plan in mind.
7 Life Events That Require An Immediate Estate Plan Refresh
If you’ve experienced any of the following things, you need to update your estate plan right now.
How To Leave Your House To Your Kids
Make sure everything is spelled out and legally binding, or you’ll leave your kids headaches instead of property.
Just Married: Newlywed Estate Planning Cheat Sheet
You’re already sharing a life, now it’s time to share some important info to get your matrimonial journey off to a great start.
Does It Even Matter If Prince Had A Will?
The shocking and sudden loss of music royalty has people wondering what will become of his multi-million dollar estate.
Acronym Quiz: Estate Planning Term Or Fictitious Organizatio
Is it an eldercare term or a super villain organization? A medical document or monsters who live in sewers? Acronyms...
Quiz: Will Your Kids Fight Over Your Estate?
Will your family undergo heir warfare after you’re gone? Take this quiz and find out.
‘Count Your Blessings - And Determine How To Pass Them On’
Writer Chuck Jaffe learned the power of planning from his brother, who suffered from a rare disease that eventually took his life...
How To Manage A Large Cash Windfall
You just came into a lot of money. Here’s your plan.
How To Organize All Your Personal Information
There are so many little pieces that make up your entire life. Here’s how you gather it all up into a neatly organized stack of...
Duck Dynasty Family Makes A Will And Deer Jerky
The Robertson Family of A&E’s breakout reality TV hit Duck Dynasty might be afraid of soap and shaving cream (and other...
Guide: Online End-Of-Life Resources
There are many organizations working to make end-of-life planning easier. Like us!
Here's a list with links to all our checklists. Enjoy.
Locating Important Documents, Files, And Account Information
Before you begin settling the estate and sorting out the affairs of the person who died, you’ll want to collect some key...
Organizing Personal Info Documents, And Accounts
Your personal information will be essential for your family to wrap up your personal affairs.
Estate Planning Documents You Need To Organize and Share
Your estate planning documents will be essential in the settling of your estate, including getting through probate. By organizing...
Financial And Insurance Documents You Need To Share
For various financial accounts and holdings, and for different legal arrangements, you'll need to gather different types of...
Why You Need to Share Important Documents
By planning and organizing now you can relieve huge burden by helping your family easily settle your estate, pay required taxes,...
How Trusts Can Save You Money In The Future
A Trust is a legal arrangement in which a certain amount of property or assets is held by a person or entity for the benefit of...
The Safest And Most Practical Places To Store Your Will
Your Will should be stored along with other important estate planning documents in a safe, easy-to-access location. Also, tell...
Guardian Of The Person vs. Estate Guardian
While you may appoint the same person to be the Guardian of the Estate and the Guardian of the Person, you may also choose two...
How To Choose A Guardian Of The Estate
A Guardian of the Estate is responsible for managing your child’s financial well-being if you should die, including managing any...
What Does A Guardian Of The Estate Do?
A Guardian of the Estate is responsible for managing your child’s financial well-being if you die, including managing assets left...
How To Name Inheritors And Beneficiaries
When creating a Will, you have the right to give your assets or property to whomever you choose.
Property You Can't Include In A Will
Legally, there's some property you cannot include in a Will. This is usually property that you own jointly with someone else or...
How To Organize All Your Digital Property and Assets
Digital estate planning is the process of organizing your digital property and assets and making arrangements for what should...
Helpful Overview Of All Your Digital Property And Assets
Digital property (or digital assets) can be understood as any information about you or created by you that exists in digital form...
Beat The Post-Summer Blues With This Simple Planning Guide
Ease your way back into the work routine with these planning tips.
Estate Planning For Your Pets
America is approaching a belly rub crisis. Or, in the case of cats, that spot right above their tail that makes them like you for...
What Happens To My Email Accounts When I Die?
A complete overview on how to manage email accounts after a death, covering all the major providers (Gmail, Yahoo, Microsoft...
8 Signs Your Family Will Fight Over Your Estate
Death is agonizing enough without the added pain of heir warfare. Here are some warning signs that there might be strife in your...
All You Need To Know About Organizing Important Documents
Our endgame is simple: Make all the paperwork in your life manageable so you don’t overwhelm the people you leave behind.
All You Need To Know About Trusts
Set up Trusts to minimize estate taxes, avoid probate, and seamlessly transfer your assets to your heirs.
All You Need To Know About Naming A Power Of Attorney
A Power Of Attorney, or POA as people in the know say, is someone you pick to speak for you, legally and financially, when you...
All You Need To Know About Creating A Will
Who gets your kids? Who gets your stuff? What do you need to make it official? You've got questions, we've got this article.
Digital Cheat Sheet: How To Create A Digital Estate Plan
What happens to your digital property after you die? Great question! Here's how you can create a Digital Estate Plan in 5 easy...
Sample Language To Use When Naming A Digital Executor
If you want to name a Digital Executor in your Will, you'll need to specify the scope and responsibilities of the role with...
How To Choose A Digital Executor
A Digital Executor is the person who manages your digital assets after you die. Here's some insight into picking the right one.
How To Name A Digital Executor
A Digital Executor is responsible for managing your digital assets after you die, paying any debts or maintenance fees on behalf...
Property You Can Include In A Will
By including specific assets in a Will and naming beneficiaries (the people who will inherit those assets) you can make sure that...
From our Blog
People Want To Plan For Future, Don't Know Where To Start
The best intentions don't always translate into action when it comes to end-of-life planning according to research released...
2014 Recap: 15 Stories You Need To Read
Finally, an end-of-year list that has nothing to do with Ebola. It’s been an eventful year so take some time to reflect...
Talking with Your Parents
In the New York Times this week there was a piece on the importance of talking with your parents about their financial...
Planning by the Numbers
How much planning have you done? How does it compare to the amount of planning done on average in this country? via...
My Mother's Ethical Will
One of the first things my mother did when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer was contact an estate attorney. She was...
End-of-Life Planning Most Important To Fathers
As we celebrate our fathers, a new Everplans study reports that end-of-life planning is at the top of their responsibilities...
The Royal Baby Needs a Royal Will
It's official: Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) has given birth to her internationally...
Supreme Court Rules Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional
Today, the US Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), signed into law by President Clinton in 1996, is...
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