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Basic Estate Planning

Top Reasons Everyone Needs a Comprehensive Power of Attorney

Posted on: October 18th, 2016
The benefits of a highly detailed, comprehensive power of attorney are numerous. Unfortunately, many powers of attorney are more general in nature and can actually cause more problems than they solve, especially for our senior population. Here we highlight the benefits of a comprehensive, detailed power of attorney, including some of the provisions that should be included. A proper starting point is to emphasize that the proper use of a power of attorney as an estate planning and elder law document depends on the reliability and honesty of the appointed agent. ...

At Least Have These Basics

Posted on: March 22nd, 2015
Yes, estate planning is boring to most. But if you do anything, take 5 minutes out of your busy life to be sure you have these 3 areas suggested below covered. Many people mistakenly believe that estate planning is only necessary for the wealthy. In reality, a basic estate plan is essential for everyone, regardless of income or net worth, because we all want to minimize confusion, unnecessary costs, and stress for loved ones after a death....

The Most Important Love Letters You’ll Ever Write?

Posted on: June 25th, 2012
Many Americans have the misperception that estate planning is simply preparing for one’s death and is only necessary for the affluent. To the contrary, estate planning is as much about passing values to loved ones as it is about passing material possessions. Thus it should come as no surprise that a February 16, 2012 Forbes article describes estate planning as the most important love letters you’ll ever write, encouraging readers to find inspiration in knowing that you are caring for the people and causes you love, even if you’re not here anymore. ...
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