Estate Planning

Sweetheart Wills- a sweet sentiment that may leave a bitter aftertaste

              Whether you’ve professed the words yourself or heard them on TV, most of us are familiar with the time-honored traditional marriage vows of "to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.”  Marriage is considered a lifelong commitment where each spouse vows to provide and care for one another.  Contradictory to the vows, by signing sweetheart wills, you can continue to provide for your spouse even after you are “parted by death.”               Sweetheart wills are, simply put, nearly identically written wills...

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The COVID – “19” Essentials For Your Estate Plan

Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has tested us all in so many ways and placed an emphasis on making sure we all have proper planning in place should the worst happen.   Below are 19 estate planning components you should consider having in place and/or readily accessible to ease the burden on your loved ones in the event of incapacity or death: Last Will and TestamentRevocable TrustAdvance Directive: Appointment of Health Care Agent (aka Health Care Power of Attorney)Advance Directive: Treatment Preferences (aka Living Will or Health Care Instructions)Financial Power of AttorneyFuneral InstructionsLetter of instructions to the designated guardians of your minor...

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