May 2024

3105, 2024

Choosing a Financial Power of Attorney

A financial power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have. A successful power of attorney is created BEFORE an emergency occurs. Waiting “until” you need it often leads [...]

2605, 2024

What Is a Contingent Beneficiary?

Creating an estate plan involves selecting people to receive your money, property, or other items if you pass away. When making a will, you’ll work with an estate planner to designate those who will inherit from [...]

1605, 2024

7 Things to Know About Living Wills

Confusing many people with its name, a living will does not pass assets and property to your heirs like a standard will and testament. Instead, it advises your doctors and family about the type of [...]

905, 2024

Probate Process: A General Timeline

Probate is the legal process of formally recognizing a will after a person dies, naming or validating an executor to administer the estate, and distributing assets to intended beneficiaries. It also requires paying the decedent’s outstanding debts [...]

305, 2024

What to Do With an Inherited IRA

Inheriting an IRA may seem like a good thing, but there can be tax consequences if you aren't careful. If you inherit an IRA, you should check with an attorney or financial advisor as soon [...]