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Category: Wills & Trusts

5 Misunderstandings About A Power Of Attorney

When you are unfamiliar with the details of a profession in a foreign industry, it’s easy to get confused with terminology. However, there are certain industries that have a direct impact on our lives, meaning that we still need to have a basic understanding of the jargon. A power of attorney is an example of…

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What Are The Responsibilities Of A Healthcare Surrogate?

If there is one thing that we can’t guarantee in life, it’s everlasting health and youth. At some point in most people’s lives, age will catch up with our lifestyle and the spring in our step will be significantly less bouncy. In these circumstances, having a healthcare surrogate is a great advantage. Ensuring that you…

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A Probate Attorney Discusses Handwritten Wills

Earlier this year, three handwritten documents which seem to have been written by Aretha Franklin were found. The documents are suspected to be wills, and their appearance has thrown a wrench into the works of the estate probate court proceedings. Are these documents valid under state law? How do they affect probate? Is a probate…

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Estate Planning Basics – Does My Will Carry Across Other States?

Retiring in the Sunshine State is a dream come true for many people. The hassle of transferring documents like your driver’s license, bank information, and voter registration, make it common for new residents to overlook changes they may need to make to guarantee their will carries across state lines. Typically, if your will was legal…

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Different Types of Trusts

There are many different types of trusts available. Each has its own specific use for specific situations. However, deciding on the right trust for you and your needs can be difficult if you don’t understand the different types of trusts.  A trust is a three-party agreement between the trustor,or  grantor or settlor (you), the trustee…

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Wills And Trusts: Things To Know And Do After Your Loved Ones Passing

The passing of a loved one is a difficult time emotionally. While you journey through the grieving process and come to terms with your loss, legal matters associated with the deceased wills and trusts can feel like an insurmountable task. Having to navigate through this type of admin during an important, life-changing time in your…

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Trust Attorney Talks Pets, Trusts, and Inheritances

We’ve all heard stories about wealthy people leaving their fortunes in a special estate trust for their beloved pets but believe it or not – it’s not something that just the wealthy do. Oftentimes, pets become our children or family members, when our human family members tend to forget us in the hustle and bustle…

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What Is A Revocable Trust

Trusts are extremely useful financial tools and they come in various shapes and forms. One common type to be aware of is the revocable trust. Put in the simplest terms, this is a trust that is alterable. Should you decide that you’d like to change certain provisions in the trust, add and remove beneficiaries or…

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How To Probate A Will

Probate is a legal process by which the assets of a deceased person’s estate are distributed to heirs per the instructions contained in their will. Unfortunately, to probate a will is a lengthy and complex process which can take many months and which can be quite expensive, depending on the nature of the issues which…

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What Is a Special Needs Trust and Why Is It Necessary

For a long time, individuals living with disabilities were not afforded the same treatment as fully abled members of society. This extended to the devolution of their estates and their well-being in the event of their primary caregiver’s passing. Today there is a way of protecting the interests of all your loved ones, you can…

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