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

A power of attorney is a legal document that gives another person the power to handle your financial affairs. As long as you are competent to make decisions, the person whom you designated in your power of attorney, or your agent, can manage your fin… Read More
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Military Estate Planning

Due to the nature of their employment people in the military need estate plans so that their families are taken care of no matter what happens. Everyone should have at least a basic estate plan because it is impossible to know when an accident or ser… Read More
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Business Estate Planning

Business ownership complicates estate planning, but it does not make it impossible. The more assets you have and the more complex those assets are the more complicated it is to make an effective estate plan. This is especially true if one of your ass… Read More
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Same-Sex Couples May Still Have Special Estate Planning Needs

Despite the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage in the U.S., many older same-sex couples still face challenges and need special estate planning. The decision by the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage throughout the U.… Read More
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Japan Debating Living Wills

The right to refuse life-extending medical care is well-established in the U.S. Millions of Americans have living wills instructing doctors not to give them certain kinds of treatment. In Japan the idea is a novel one and being hotly debated. In the… Read More
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How Healthy Will Elderly Baby Boomers Be?

The baby boomer generation is on average expected to live a lot longer than previous generations, but that does not mean they are expected to be healthier than the elderly of those previous generations. In 2030, when the last of the baby boomer gener… Read More
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Attorney Charged With Theft in Louisiana Estate Case

A feud that began with a bitter child custody battle might have led to one of the attorneys in the case being charged with falsifying a will and theft. Louisiana attorney Michael Cox represented Michael Davisson in a custody battle against Davisson&#… Read More
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Irrevocable Trusts May be the Answer to Tough Estate Planning Issues

The death of a loved one can create a lot of financial complexity. For families that have set up irrevocable trusts to facilitate the transfer of assets from one generation to another, the tax implications can be even more complicated. However, there… Read More
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Easy to Explain Estate Taxes? Not Exactly

Seems like the subject of estate taxes becomes part of every politician's election promises, and today's election environment is no different. Even though we are not really expecting significant changes in that area, estate taxes have chang… Read More
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Former NBA Star Could have Future Ex-Wife Making Medical Decisions

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian may appear to be split on reality TV, but on paper, their divorce is not final. That could leave the former NBA player's estranged wife with the role of making medical decisions for him. Odom, who has an address i… Read More
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