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Who is Going to Raise Your Children?

2019-03-13T17:10:11+00:00

Many refer to the day their child is born as one of the best days of their lives. Friends and families will spend months preparing for a baby to arrive. The nursery is set up, the crib is put together, and even the closet is stocked with months worth of tiny little outfits. You have [...]

Who is Going to Raise Your Children?2019-03-13T17:10:11+00:00

Do I Need a Healthcare Power of Attorney Before Having a Baby

2019-03-13T17:06:23+00:00

Not everything about estate planning is done for your heirs. Much of it, in fact, is put in place to protect you. One of those documents is called a “Power of Attorney for Health Care and Health Care Directive.” I’ll simply call it “Directive” from here on out. Most of us remember the Terri Schiavo [...]

Do I Need a Healthcare Power of Attorney Before Having a Baby2019-03-13T17:06:23+00:00

Why You Don’t Need a Trust

2019-03-13T16:52:18+00:00

A couple of years ago, I was contacted by someone who was interested in getting their estate plan completed. We sat down and started talking about his family, assets, liabilities, etc. After getting a good feel for his situation I recommended a pretty simple plan involving a Will and the necessary non-probate planning. He seemed [...]

Why You Don’t Need a Trust2019-03-13T16:52:18+00:00

Your Child’s Inheritance – Protecting Them from Themselves?

2019-02-22T20:40:05+00:00

Think back to being 18 years old. What were you interested in? Cars? Traveling? Freedom? Things you wouldn’t admit to your kids? Now think about what you would have done if someone had handed you a large sum of money when you were 18. We’d all like to tell ourselves we would have invested it, [...]

Your Child’s Inheritance – Protecting Them from Themselves?2019-02-22T20:40:05+00:00

What Do You Mean Probate?

2019-02-22T20:29:25+00:00

A couple of years ago, a client came into my office trying to figure out how to transfer the title of their deceased father’s house into that client’s name. The father didn’t have a Will or any resemblance of an estate plan, so I kept asking questions. It turned out the father had another son [...]

What Do You Mean Probate?2019-02-22T20:29:25+00:00

Why Can’t I Sign On My Husband’s Behalf?

2019-02-22T20:21:35+00:00

A young woman in her 40s called me one day completely distraught. She was married with two adorable little girls, but her husband was hit by a drunk driver and had been in a coma for quite some time. Her income alone was unable to support her family, and the bills were starting to pile [...]

Why Can’t I Sign On My Husband’s Behalf?2019-02-22T20:21:35+00:00

Do You Really Trust Them?

2019-02-22T20:14:31+00:00

I was helping out a client who was a beneficiary of a trust along with his brother and sister. The trust owned multiple pieces of rental property, but nothing else. The trust was set up by my client's grandfather, and my client's uncle was named as the trustee. The grandfather had already passed away and [...]

Do You Really Trust Them?2019-02-22T20:14:31+00:00

Adoption and Estate Planning

2019-02-01T16:39:08+00:00

A client came to my office to handle their mom's probate estate, who did not leave a Will. During the course of the estate, it came to my attention that my client had a sister who had moved away and was adopted by her step-parent. The sister contacted me and I had to let the [...]

Adoption and Estate Planning2019-02-01T16:39:08+00:00

Leaving Town Without Your Kids?

2019-01-31T18:05:09+00:00

I have some friends who left their child with their parents while leaving town, and during the vacation, their child had a serious accident and had to be taken to the emergency room. However, without having been given the proper authority to make decisions on the child's behalf, there was a significant delay in getting [...]

Leaving Town Without Your Kids?2019-01-31T18:05:09+00:00

Your Home, Your Shelter, Your Estate Plan

2019-01-31T17:35:52+00:00

One of the most common changes in a person's life that would require them to address updating or changing their estate plan would involve the purchase of real estate. Whether you are buying your home, a piece of investment property, or both it should all be dealt with in your estate plan. If you buy [...]

Your Home, Your Shelter, Your Estate Plan2019-01-31T17:35:52+00:00