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Does Power of Attorney End at Death?
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February 2, 2023

Does Power of Attorney End at Death?

A power of attorney is a powerful planning document that enables you (the principal) to give another person (the agent or attorney-in-fact) the power to act for you while you are alive. Because it is often prepared in the context of…

What Are the Benefits of Having a Testamentary Trust?
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January 26, 2023

What Are the Benefits of Having a Testamentary Trust?

There are various benefits to creating a testamentary trust. This article discusses the benefits of adding a testamentary trust to your estate plan. What Is a Testamentary Trust? A testamentary trust allows a testator to manage wealth by giving a trustee instructions…

What does the term "Decedent" mean?
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January 11, 2023

What Does the Term “Decedent” Mean?

“Decedent” is a legal term that refers to a person who has died with unsatisfied legal obligations. At the end of their life, a decedent has some legal duties that must be fulfilled through a representative. For example, decedents remain…

No Will? You are putting Your kids at Risk
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October 20, 2022

No Will? You’re Putting Your Kids at Risk

Many people delay the conversation or thoughts of having to prepare a will. Confronting the possibility of one’s death is not easy. However, as the recent death of Anne Heche shows us, not having a will can place a significant…

Be Cautious of Generic Health Care Proxy Forms
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September 29, 2022

Be Cautious of Generic Health Care Proxy Forms

Doctors, nurses, and hospital staff work hard to care for their patients when they are sick or hurt. However, even when a procedure is done to save a patient’s life, a hospital cannot act without patient consent. If a patient…

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