How to Choose the Right Person to Have Power of Attorney

Most people think that creating a will is enough to protect your family and assets after your death. However, choosing the right power of attorney to handle important matters while you are still alive could have a larger impact on your family. What is Power of Attorney? Assigning a power of attorney means giving someone […]

Avoid Common Mistakes When Writing a Will

When writing a will, there are some things to consider when estate planning can protect you and your loved one’s wishes. Without enlisting the help of a qualified attorney, you could be left navigating many of the complex and tricky processes on your own. Common Mistakes When Writing a Will The biggest mistake people make […]

What’s the Difference Between Estate Planning and a Will?

Living Will

When people think about estate planning vs. a will, they often don’t realize the two processes are generally paired together. However, if you’re not familiar with the differences, you won’t know which one to choose depending on your individual situation. Estate Planning When making decisions about your estate, you’ll want to account for all your […]

Everyone Should Have a Medical Proxy

If you’re like most people, you likely haven’t given much thought towards who communicates your medical decisions if you can no longer do so for yourself. But the fact is, this is something that should be a priority for anyone starting their estate planning. What is a Medical Proxy? COVID should have highlighted the importance […]

Set Up a Trust to Control Your Assets Before You Pass Away

Estate Planning

In 2018 when Aretha Franklin passed away, she joined a long list of celebrities who died without creating a legal will. While estate planning can be complex, setting up a trust is typically a straightforward process. Setting up a trust involves transferring your assets to a trustee and allows you to protect assets even after […]

How a Living Will Can Make Sad Times More Manageable

A living will allows you to include medical directives that you wish for your medical team and family to follow in the event that you become ill or incapacitated and can no longer speak or make decisions for yourself. Please don’t wait until it’s too late to create a living will. Although it can be […]

The Difference Between a Will and a Living Will

Depending on your needs, there are a few things to consider when deciding between a will vs. a living will. Formally known as a last will and testament, a will helps determine your assets’ distribution once you die. In comparison, a living will is used to carry out your end-of-life decisions if you become terminally […]

What Assets Should Be Included In Your Estate Plan

Writing Will

For most people, estate planning means merely creating a will or trust. However, if you want to make sure all your assets are transferred to your beneficiaries seamlessly, there’s a lot more you should be considering. Types of Assets That Should Be Accounted for in an Estate Plan  Estate planning means thinking beyond drafting your […]

Estate Planning Can Help Veterans Protect Their Legacy

When you think of the term veteran estate planning, what comes to mind? For many, you might see it as a way to protect your family and ensure they will be taken care of if you die or become terminally ill. But it can also be so much more. What Is Veteran Estate and Legacy […]

How to Choose the Best Person for Power of Attorney

For anyone approaching retirement age, you should start thinking about who you would designate as your power of attorney for both your personal and financial matters.  If you haven’t already set one up, you need to consider exactly what your wishes would be for both situations.  What is a Power of Attorney? A power of […]