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Fifty-seven Percent of Americans Don’t Have a Will–Do You?

A recent story in the New York Times brings up a morbid, but important subject: What happens when you or your spouse dies unexpectedly? While it's not a fun topic to discuss, estate planning is something everyone needs to give some time and thought to--before finding themselves stuck in the middle of a tragedy. personal [...]

By |2017-10-10T15:12:15+00:00January 15th, 2013|Estate Planning, Probate|Comments Off on Fifty-seven Percent of Americans Don’t Have a Will–Do You?

What Does Power of Attorney Mean?

We recently discussed the importance of having a will prepared and regularly updated, but too many people don't understand the importance of assigning power of attorney when writing that will. When you grant someone the power of attorney, you have in place someone whom you trust to make decisions for you in an emergency situation. [...]

By |2017-10-10T15:12:15+00:00December 4th, 2012|Power of Attorney, Probate|Comments Off on What Does Power of Attorney Mean?

Why You Need a Will

Recent surveys done by Lawyers.com have shown that nearly 60% of adults lack a last will and testament. It's not always a pleasant topic to consider, but it's incredibly important that you have a will, or the state where you live will make the decision on how to divide your assets. If you die intestate, [...]

By |2017-10-10T15:12:16+00:00October 16th, 2012|Probate|Comments Off on Why You Need a Will

Changing Your Will After Divorce

While assumptions can be made as to where your money should go even if you don't update your will (for example, when you adopt a child, normally part of your estate will go to that child even if you don't explicitly mention him or her in your will) it's important to update it after any [...]

By |2012-06-09T12:59:00+00:00June 5th, 2012|Probate|Comments Off on Changing Your Will After Divorce