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Do I Need a Will?

Do I Need a Will?

Do I need a will? Yes.  Even if you don’t have vast fortunes, a Will is an important component of any estate plan.  Below are some key functions and important benefits of having a properly drafted Will.  Appoint a Guardian for Minor Children Parents, this is the most...
Seven Estate Planning Tips for Women

Seven Estate Planning Tips for Women

Long gone are the days when women could passively rely on their husbands to take care of all estate planning needs for the two of them. Women are bringing more assets into relationships now and continue to be a larger and larger part of the workforce.  Life expectancy...
What is Probate?

What is Probate?

“Probate” is a term you’re likely to hear in the context of either preparing your Will or taking a Will to court in the event of the death of a family member.  Quite simply, probate is the process of proving a Will.  It is the act of taking a last Will & Testament...
The General, Durable Power of Attorney

The General, Durable Power of Attorney

As we discussed before, any time you see “Power of Attorney,” you’re giving someone (your “agent”) the power to represent you.  Whereas the Health Care Power of Attorney grants your agent the power to make medical decisions on your behalf, the General Durable Power of...