Category Archives: Wills & Estate Planning

Who Should You Name to Be Your Health Care Proxy?

A durable power of attorney for health care is a legal document naming a healthcare proxy, someone to make medical decisions for you if you can’t make them yourself. Your proxy, also known as a surrogate or agent, should therefore … Continue reading

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What Happens To A Child After A Parent Is Deported?

The reports show that even parents of U.S. citizens are among thousands of undocumented immigrants being expelled from the United States each year.  While ICE will typically not detain individuals who are the primary caretakers of US born children (unless … Continue reading

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Estate Planning & Divorce

Once you are divorced, your former spouse is usually not entitled to inherit any money from you upon your death. But can you protect your assets from your soon to be ex-spouse during a divorce, should you die during your … Continue reading

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3 Legal Documents Every Graduating HS Senior Should Have

It’s graduation time, which means your “baby” is finishing High School and preparing to head out into the real world. If you are a parent of such a graduating senior, did you know that your child is “legally” an adult … Continue reading

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Paying off Credit Card Debt after a Death

When dealing with a death of a loved one, his/her unpaid credit card bills are probably the last thing on your mind. But should you concern yourself with someone else’s credit card debt? While paying off the debts of a … Continue reading

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The Will that Won’t

Your last will tells the world exactly how you want your assets distributed when you die. It expresses your intentions and your goals. Unless a court declares otherwise, your will dictates your wishes long after you’re gone.  Dying without a … Continue reading

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You Just Don’t Know…

Nobody knows what the future holds, yet we go about our daily lives making plans for the future assuming that we will be here to do what we plan.  There is nothing wrong with that. However, it is wise to … Continue reading

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