What’s in a Will?

Thinking about creating a Will, but not sure what that really means? The structure of an Estate Plan will vary from person to person, but a comprehensive Will should include the following documents: 1. Last Will and Testament 2. Financial Power of Attorney 3. Healthcare Directives A Comprehensive Estate Plan Your Last Will and Testament is a legal document that …

You Can Take Control At The End Of Your Life. But How?

In an empowering new article that’s chock-full of great estate planning advice, PBS reminds aging Americans that only one person gets to decide what happens in the last years of your life, and that’s you… provided that you take action now. View image | gettyimages.com Estate planning is the only way to ensure that your wishes will be carried out …

6 Potential Landmines for Your Estate Plan

For the better part of a century, Consumer Reports has worked hard to keep us all safe from disreputable, defective, or unfairly priced items in the marketplace. As an independent nonprofit organization, unsupported by ad revenue and unanswerable to shareholders, they’ve earned a reputation as objective and trustworthy advocates for the everyman. Last month, Consumer Reports offered some friendly advice …

The Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes

The Wall Street Journal pulled together a panel last month in order to tackle the biggest estate planning mistakes hampering everyday Americans. View image | gettyimages.com Indeed, one of the biggest mistakes is the belief among those everyday Americans that estate planning isn’t for them. It’s a message that our colleagues and we echo again and again: virtually everyone needs …

Is Your Power of Attorney Dangerous?

The Dangers Of Power Of Attorneys Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson granted power of attorney to his mother, Tina Johnson, giving her full control of his finances. Within a short period, Jack Johnson was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and claims that his parents are responsible for helping to lead him “financially astray.” Look at this article …

What You Need to Know About the Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is an important legal document that you (the “principal”) can use to give someone else (the “attorney-in-fact”) the legal authority to sign documents and make important decisions about your interests and affairs. http://gty.im/155908345 There are a few things you should know about the Power of Attorney (POA) in Arizona. The first is that POAs are not …