This is a question we get often, and our family is a good example of why one might be necessary. My kids and I were struck by an impaired driver in 2002. It was a horrible time. They both suffered traumatic brain injuries as well as many other injuries. They ended up receiving an insurance settlemenRead More
Make Your Own Healthcare Go Package! There has been a lot of talk about estate planning and the increased need for documents such as a Healthcare Power of Attorney during the Covid-19 crisis. Less than half of all Americans have done their estate planning. But you are one of them! You’ve done youRead More
Settlements can be received from a variety of claims. More prevalent claims we see are from Personal Injury Claims and Medical Malpractice Claims. We have the honor of helping families and attorneys determine how to try and ensure that the receipt of a personal injury or medical malprRead More
What happens if a propose protected person disagrees with my guardianship action? The person who you claim needs a guardian has the right to contest your assertion and they also have the right to a trial. Other people who may disagree are family members who also have a priority for appointment as tRead More
A conservatorship is a protective proceeding to protect or “conserve” a person’s money and property if said person is unable to manage their own assets and those assets are at risk of waste or dissipation. A person might be unable to manage their own finances if they are an incapacitatRead More
Congratulations! You've made the decision to move forward in completing your health care power of attorney, living will (for end of life decisions), financial power of attorney, Last Will & Testament, maybe a Trust and maybe a Nomination of Guardian (if you have minor or disabled childreRead More
Financial exploitation of older Americans is a tremendous national problem. It is unclear how much elderly Americans have lost, as much of it goes unreported, but various studies estimate between $3 billion to $37 billion per year. According to the National Council on Aging, 1 in 10 AmericanRead More
Once a person passes away, they leave behind beneficiaries who will inherit their assets as designated in the person’s Last Will and Testament. Most of the time it is pretty straightforward and the Personal Representative (the person nominated in the Will to distribute the estate a/k/a anRead More
In order to designate an agent to make health care decisions, one must sign a Health Care Power of Attorney. Well, what happens if you or your loved one never gets around to signing a health care power of attorney and you fall critically ill or are in an accident? The State legislatureRead More
Frist let’s all agree on what a Will is and what it "does"? A Will is the central part of an estate plan. In a Will the person, during their life, decides how their money and property will be distributed upon their death, who will be responsible for administering their estate (called the pRead More
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