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Estate Planning: Plan Today For A Better Tomorrow | Werner Law Firm

Planning for Tomorrow, Today

Life happens in a flash. Yet with the pace of living today, we hardly seem to have time to think about the future. If it is not one thing, then it is another – most families struggle with creating a clear plan of action for the future, instead focusing on the here and now to

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Pedestrian Laws, Rights & Rules of the Road | Werner Law Firm

Pedestrian Laws, Rights & Rules of the Road

The roads of the United States are a dangerous place, in comparison to many other public places. In 2015, 5,376 pedestrians and 818 bicyclists were killed in crashes with automobiles, highlighting the risk of being a pedestrian. Accidents will always happen, in some capacity – yet the research shows that pedestrian fatalities have been on

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What's the Value of Estate Planning? | Werner Law Firm

What’s the Value of Estate Planning?

It’s hard knowing you will not be around forever. Contemplating mortality is a concept as old as mankind itself, and it will continue to be one of our most contentious topics of thought. However, at some point, we all must acknowledge that life ends – and when it does, things must keep on moving. It

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What Does It Mean to File for Bankruptcy? - Werner Law Firm

What Does It Mean to File for Bankruptcy?

To most, the idea of bankruptcy is nothing if not terrifying – but when it is all said and done, bankruptcy represents the chance to start over and get out from under an unfortunate and disastrous situation. Most people assume that bankruptcy is a sign of irresponsibility and an inability to work with money – that

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The Basics of Setting up a Living Trust | Werner Law

The Basics of Setting Up a Living Trust

Regardless of where you are in life, contemplating your own death and the events that might follow is normal. We live in uncertain times, and worrying about the future is only natural. Yet what you should not be worried about is the safety of your assets in the event of your passing. Peace of mind

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Incentive Trusts: An Overview - Werner Law Firm

Incentive Trusts: An Overview

An “incentive trust” is a legal entity that holds and manages assets such as money or property for a benefactor. Basically, it is a trust that can conditionally reward a benefactor for reaching a certain goal or behaving in a certain way. This can be quite useful for someone with a large inheritance who wants

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