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Estate Planning Archives

The different powers of attorney

One of the primary reasons for planning your estate while you are able to do so is to ensure that you and your interests will be cared for when you are no longer able to care for them yourself. This is done by creating legal documents and appointing people to fulfill certain roles. One of those most important roles a person can fulfill is that of power of attorney.

Why joint tenancy with your child is a bad idea

Having an estate plan is incredibly important, regardless of age, marital status or financial status. Everyone has assets that will one day be passed along. Joint tenancy is an estate plan option usually used by couples or business partners to obtain joint ownership and rights to assets. It also gives full ownership of those assets to the partner when one person in the joint tenancy passes away.

3 reasons why estate planning is important for single people

When you ask people why they don't have an estate plan in place, you'll often get one of two answers. Some people know they need an estate plan, but they just have not gotten to it yet. Others think estate planning is not for "people like them."

A lawyer's tips for caring for your aging parents

If you are starting on the adventure of caring for your parents, or have been a parent's caretaker for awhile, you are not alone. According to research by MetLife's Mature Market Institute (MMI), the percentage of adults caring for aging parents has more than tripled in the past few decades. Caretakers do everything from driving their parents to doctor's appointments to feeding and bathing them.