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January 16, 2020

Many people decide to have their spouse or children inherit from them, but what if you
decide to omit one or more heirs, or even have a child that you did not know about?


When you make your estate plan there are certain heirs that are presumed by law to be a
part of it...

December 17, 2019

As you make your 2020 New Year’s resolutions, it may be the perfect time to include estate planning on that list.  Since procrastination seems to be a major barrier to having an estate plan, this is one way to make it a top priority for the year.

If it seems like an ove...

December 10, 2019

If you have a family member who was admitted to a skilled nursing facility following hospitalization, you may not realize that there are rules if the facility asks a resident to leave.  The first thing to know is that if you simply accept any reason given for the disch...

November 16, 2019

According to recent surveys only 40-50% of adult Americans have an estate plan, and that is in spite of the fact that 75% think at least having a will is important.  Reconciling these statistics is not easy to do, but the answer lies primarily in normal human behavior...

November 6, 2019

If you have decided that it is time to make an estate plan, you now have an important choice to make on who will be your estate planning attorney.  Just as with any profession, there are differences among estate planning attorneys in terms of experience, specialization...

October 23, 2019

Establishing a Power of Attorney is an important part of estate planning. There are actually two types of Power of Attorney: Those that handle medical decisions, and those designated to handle your financial affairs. You can choose the same person to fill both roles, o...

October 15, 2019

There are several types of power of attorney (POA) depending on your circumstances.  Generally, a POA can be used to give a trusted individual the ability to make decisions on your behalf, if you are unable.  A POA may be used for financial decisions, healthcare or a v...