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How Appointing a Power of Attorney Can Benefit Your Life

In general, estate planning benefits not only the principal’s life, but also the lives of their family members and agents. Prior planning includes wills, trusts, health care proxies, advanced health care directives and durable powers of attorney provide direction, guidelines, …

Power of Attorney for My Incapacitated Parents – What Are Our Options?

A sensitive and often complicated conversation that individuals have with their aging parents relates to protective measures in the event of the parents’ incapacity. A power of attorney and the variations of such concerning the relinquishment of financial control require …

Planning for Incapacity or Disability

My colleague, Hether Cahill, previously addressed the relationship between a guardianship and health care proxy and a conservatorship and durable power of attorney.  The purpose of this blog is to further explore the use of health care proxies and durable …

Too Young for an Estate Plan? Think Again

For young adults, the inevitable is typically not at the forefront when it comes to making future plans, precluding many from giving any thought to what may happen to their assets on death. In reality, all young adults should have …

Do I Need to Nominate a Guardian for My Child or Pet?

In the unfortunate situation where you are not available to care for your child or pet, it is prudent to plan ahead by nominating a guardian for your child and/or pet. Advance planning avoids potential court fights over control and …

Planning Ahead: 5 Ways to Mitigate Risk in Probate Litigation

Under the umbrella of probate litigation falls guardianship and conservatorship disputes, Will and trust contests, fights over family real estate and whether or not a gift was actually meant to be a gift. The most basic and streamlined approach to …

Avoiding Probate Litigation: An Attorney’s Top 5 Tips

The most basic and streamlined approach to avoiding probate litigation is planning ahead. Plans may include full, comprehensive estate plans, simple transfers of real estate, the implementation of protective measures or naming agents in the event of incapacity. Individuals with …