How Does a Financial Power of Attorney Work?

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The estate planning process provides many ways for you to plan for the future, and to mitigate life’s uncertainty. For example, none of us ever plan on being medically incapacitated, or of slipping into a coma or a vegetative state. And yet, these things can happen to anyone, whether due to illness, injury, or accident. […]

What Can an Estate Planning Lawyer Do for You?

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Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring. That’s exactly what makes estate planning so important: It’s not just a way to prepare for your ideal future, but to safeguard against all possible contingencies. In short, estate planning helps you ensure that you are as prepared as can be, no matter what comes next. But what specifically […]

Making a Living Trust: Do it Yourself or Hire a Living Trust Attorney?

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There are a number of common misconceptions about the estate planning process. One of the most treacherous of all is the notion that all you really need is a will. On the contrary, individuals whose estate planning extends no further than the last will and testament may be leaving their heirs and beneficiaries in a […]

Why Do Your College Students Need a Healthcare Power of Attorney?

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Many of us assume that estate planning is largely concerned with end-of-life issues… and thus, may be of limited use for the young and the healthy. College students, in particular, probably don’t have estate planning on their radar, and we can’t really say that we blame them. If you are the parent of a college […]

Living Trust or Will Lawyers: Who is Right for You?

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Estate planning is never one-size-fits-all. Everyone has different goals, different needs, and different financial situations. As such, one of the most important steps in the process is meeting with an attorney to determine which estate planning documents are right for you. For example, would your needs be better served by a living trust or will […]

What Type of Attorney Handles Wills, Trusts and Estates?

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Estate planning is never something to be done lightly. After all, estate planning allows you to prepare for the future… not just ensuring that your own wishes are fulfilled, even after your death, but also verifying that your loved ones will be adequately taken care of. Naturally, the specifics of estate planning can vary from […]

Top Misconceptions About the Durable Power of Attorney

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When used properly, the Power of Attorney can be a powerful tool for estate planning. However, the Power of Attorney is also one of the most frequently misunderstood of all estate planning documents. At its most basic, the Power of Attorney is simply a document that authorizes another person to act as your legal representative, […]

Are There Different Types of Estate Planning Lawyer Services?

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As you make plans for the future, seeking to ensure the best for your family line, it can be beneficial to work with an estate planning lawyer. Simply put, a qualified estate planning attorney can help you draft the right documents and develop the right strategy to maximize the value of your estate, and to […]