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Planning for the future can help avoid conflict

Many people in Hollidaysburg want to make sure that their family members are cared for after they pass away. Unfortunately, battles over the assets and estate left behind can consume money, time and emotional energy, and rivalries and conflicts can come to the forefront. This is a particular concern whenever there is long-standing conflict or even distance between family members or when blended families over multiple marriages and relationships are involved.

Estate planning for people with digital assets

Pennsylvania residents who are looking to create an estate plan should include their digital assets as well. These assets could be anything from a Facebook account to the password to get into a computer or flash drive. As with physical items, an individual will want to create a list of digital assets that need to be accounted for. Ideally, an individual will include the username and password of his or her primary email account.

A quarter of divorces caused by household chore disputes

Disagreements are common in marriages, but some fights may be more likely to lead to divorce than others. A recent Harvard Business School study found that of the 3,000 couples interviewed, 25 percent of them listed arguments over housework as the top reason for their divorce. There are some things a Pennsylvania couple can do to avoid fighting over housework and spend more time together.

Who will receive your property if you die intestate?

You may find yourself among the numerous individuals who wonder whether creating an estate plan suits their needs. In reality, anyone can benefit from having an estate plan. The tools used when planning can address many areas of life, and even if you do not have substantial assets, your plan could address the assets you do have. Additionally, if you have children, you can use your plan to name guardians for them.

Guiding children through a Pennsylvania divorce

Pennsylvania parents often worry about the effects of divorce on their children. This is understandable as it's difficult to guide kids through a separation and the negative feelings that come along with the process. Therefore, family therapists caution parents not to conduct themselves in certain ways that could confuse children or make them feel caught between their parents. They also recommend a few actions parents can take to help children transitioning to life after divorce.

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