What You Should Know About Living Wills

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What You Should Know About Living Wills

A living will is an important component of an estate plan that allows you to leave instructions to your health care surrogate regarding your medical desires. With a living will, you can achieve greater peace of mind that you will get the care you desire, and prevent your family members from having to decipher what […]

An Overview of Durable Power of Attorney

Power of attorney is a type of legal document that empowers another person to act on your behalf in certain situations. This is a handy stipulation to have in your estate plan in the event you become incapacitated. If a power of attorney is “durable,” that means the document will remain in effect even upon […]

Why You Might Consider Naming a Professional Trustee

If your estate plan incorporates one or more trusts, you are most likely serving as the current trustee, with your spouse or partner listed as a co-trustee who would then be able to manage the trust if you become unable to do so due to death or incapacitation. But what happens if your spouse becomes […]