Financial Powers of Attorney

+-*Financial Powers of Attorney The wealth, property, and investments we accrue over a lifetime are often significant. While you have carefully managed your finances through the years, there may eventually come a time when you cannot handle such decisions. To plan for the likelihood that you are unable to manage your financial affairs, it’s important […]

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Will vs. Trust: Which is Right for You?

+-*Will vs. Trust: Which is Right for You? When you sit down to create your estate plan, there are likely dozens of questions running through your mind. Who should get possession of your home? Who should run the family business? Will you create a college fund for your grandkids? What charity should you donate to? […]

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What to Bring to Your First Meeting with the Estate Planning Attorney

+-*What to Bring to Your First Meeting with the Estate Planning Attorney If you are thinking about putting together an estate plan, it is important to consult with an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in this area of law. Your initial meeting with an estate planning attorney is a good opportunity to discuss your […]

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Planning for Children with Special Needs

+-*Planning for children with special needs Estate planning requires specialized planning when you have a child with special needs. Looking to the future as to how your child will be able to function in the world as they age is particularly tricky to assess. What is the child’s long term prognosis and what type of […]

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Saying “I Love You” With Your Estate Plan

+-*Saying “I Love You” With Your Estate Plan While saying the words “I love you” is indeed romantic, you should know that putting together a well-crafted estate plan is a concrete way to care for your family in the long run. This is because doing so will help prevent your surviving family members from scrambling […]

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Seeing an Estate Planner? Three Key Questions to Ask

+-*Seeing an Estate Planner? Three Key Questions to Ask Hiring an estate planner is an important decision as you are seeking advice on how to protect your loved ones once you are gone. For this reason, it is critical to hire an attorney with good knowledge of estate planning and how to use the tools […]

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Three Tips for Talking About Your Estate Plan During the Holidays

+-*Three Tips for Talking About Your Estate Plan During the Holidays The holidays are right around the corner, bringing the joyous season of gathering with family and loved ones into full swing. It is the time to slow down, get caught up with loved ones, and enjoy the family and experience quality time around the […]

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Trusts – The Swiss Army Knife of Estate Planning

+-*Trusts – The Swiss Army Knife of Estate Planning To the general public, a trust may seem like an advanced tool only for the wealthiest among us. But, the reality is that trusts are a foundational estate planning tool with a solid history for being highly effective in ensuring a person’s wishes are carried out. […]

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Your Fall “Legal Affairs” Checklist

+-*Your Fall “Legal Affairs” Checklist With the fall season upon us, it’s an excellent time to review your legal affairs. Below is a checklist to ensure your planning meets your needs and is up-to-date: When was your power of attorney last updated? A power of attorney is a valuable legal document, no matter what the […]

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