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Why You Need to Have a Durable Power of Attorney in Place

Fri Jun 29th, on Estate Planning |

In 2013, a stranger named April Parks took over the lives of Rudy and Rennie North. They had never met this woman in their life, but she assumed guardianship over the then 77-year-old couple. She took...

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What is the Difference Between a Living Trust and a Trust?

Fri Jun 15th, on Wills & Trusts |

There is no difference between a trust and a living trust. “Trust” is used as an umbrella term that encompasses trusts such as living trusts, special needs trusts, and joint trusts, to name only a...

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Why Do You Need a Lawyer to Write a Will?

Fri May 25th, on Wills & Trusts |

A will is a legal document that specifies how an individual wants to leave his or her property upon passing. If an individual passes away without a will, his or her property would be distributed...

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What Happens When Someone Disputes a Will?

Fri May 18th, on FAQs, Wills & Trusts |

The death of a loved one is a difficult time that can be made more difficult when someone decides to dispute or contest the will of that loved one. Contesting a will is a type of estate dispute that,...

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Ensuring the Privacy of your Estate Plan

Tue May 15th, on Estate Planning |

Let's face it, planning for what happens if you become mentally incapacitated or die is an extremely personal matter. 

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Why You Should Not Write Your Own Estate Plan

Sun May 13th, on Estate Planning |

Most people have heard this less than eloquent phrase before - "Garbage in, garbage out."

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Is Estate Planning the Same as Writing a Will?

Fri May 11th, on FAQs |

The short answer to the question is no. Estate planning is very much different from writing a will, though a will can be used as a tool to manage your estate.

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Why You Need Life Insurance

Fri May 11th, on Probate |

When people come to us for legal planning, one of the first things we ask is – do you have life insurance? We ask this because in addition to paying final expenses, replacing an income stream, or...

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Why Newlyweds Need to Plan their Estates 

Wed May 9th, on Estate Planning |

With the summer wedding season behind us, it's time for newlyweds, still basking in their honeymoon glow, to start planning for their future -- for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health.  

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When to Use Power of Attorney vs. Guardianship or Conservatorship

Mon May 7th, on FAQs, Special Needs Trusts |

If you have a loved one who is struggling, you may believe the only way to gain proper authority to help is to initiate guardianship/conservatorship proceedings.

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