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How to Create an Incontestable Will

Even among people who love one another, the death of a close family member can bring out the worst in them. To divide assets, it is imperative to get help in creating an incontestable will. During a painful time, family members often allow emotions to take over, especially if someone feels slighted by a will. […]

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September 24th, 2015

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Elder Law

Key Decisions for a Power of Attorney

While the term “power of attorney” is well-known, not everyone realizes there are variations to this legal document or fully understands the key decisions that need to be made. Types of Powers of Attorney A power of attorney can be appointed to an individual or organization, which legally becomes known as the “attorney.” The four […]

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May 22nd, 2015

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Elder Law

How Elder Law Protects Our Seniors

Elder law is considered by many legal professionals as one of the areas of law that is fast gaining traction and need. This is mainly because the baby boomers are approaching their senior years (60 years and older) and their population is huge – approximately 80 million. Add to this the threat to entitlements like […]

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May 15th, 2015

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Avoiding Estate Litigation with Wealth Management

In estate litigation, the properties and debts of a person who has died are contested in court. At least two parties are fighting it out for ownership of the properties or denying accountability for debts and obligations left behind. Sadly, estate litigation happens more often than not because probates or wills are contested. The court […]

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How do I contest a will?

A will contest is a legal action challenging the validity of a will.  There are many reasons you may wish to challenge the validity of a will.  Maybe you believe that the person who signed the will was under “undue influence” when he/she signed it or possibly the signature is a forgery.  There are many […]

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What is a Durable Power of Attorney and Do I Need One?

Creating a Power of Attorney makes certain that someone you trust (usually called your agent or attorney-in-fact) will be available to manage your financial affairs should you become incapacitated.    For example, should you suffer an injury that forces you into an extended hospital stay, or your health deteriorates due to age.  As we all know, […]

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October 2nd, 2013

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