A power of attorney is a legal document that authorizes someone else to act on your behalf in matters that you specify.
Want to avoid probate? Probate assets verses non-probate assets
The reality is that probate assets and non-probate assets are treated differently when you die, and this can have a large effect on how your estate is administered by the personal representative. Read ahead to learn about the distinction between probate and non-probate assets.
Why you should consider creating a trust
There is also a common misconception that trusts are only necessary for or used by the wealthy. The bottom line is that trusts offer many benefits over traditional wills that are useful no matter your net worth. Follow along as we walk through some of the differences between wills and trusts, and the benefits of having a trust.
How to Protect Your Business After Your Death
We often have small business owners reach out to us to create their estate plan, and one question that is always on their mind is: how do I protect my business after my death? Fortunately, there are a range of options to consider when deciding how to protect your business in your estate plan.
Why Should You Update Your Estate Plan After a Divorce
Learn how to protect yourself after a divorce and why updating your estate plan after a divorce is so important.
How a Trust Enables Grandparents to Include their Grandchildren in their Estate Plan
Many times, grandparents come to our law firm looking for a way they can help their grandchildren. The vast majority of our clients are not rich people, they are normal people who have worked hard for their whole lives and want to make sure that their families are...
Why blended families must have an estate plan
Without an estate plan in place, when a person dies when they have children from a prior relationship, their current spouse will not receive all of the deceased spouse’s assets and will have to share them with their stepchildren, regardless of their stepchildren’s ages.
Power of Attorneys: Things to Keep In Mind When Planning for Your Aging Parent’s Care
Powers of attorneys are important documents to help protect assets in the event of incapacity. They also can designate someone to make medical decisions if you become unable. Read on to learn the details.
Power of Attorneys for Aging Parents: Which One Is Right for You?
Powers of attorneys are excellent tools to avoid a court being involved in your loved one’s medical or financial affairs. There are many different types. Which is right for you?
Guardian Designations: Are your kids protected?
What would happen to your kids if you did not make it home tonight? Parents can make a plan today for that "what if" by designating a guardian, conservator and if appropriate, creating a trust. What are each of these tools? Guardian Designation A guardian designation...