Is Estate Planning the Same as A Will?


If you are reading this, you have probably decided that it is finally time to cross “getting a will” off your list of things to do. Before you get started, you may have questions. For instance, what is the difference between having a will and estate planning? Are they the same thing? What is an estate planning lawyer? What is a Will? A will is simply a legal document that sets out a person’s wishes about what will happen to their assets at the end of their life. There are formal legal requirements to formatting a will, and these requirements can [...]

Is Estate Planning the Same as A Will?2021-06-21T14:57:17-04:00

Estate Planning: Choosing a Power of Attorney


July 20, 2018 By: Jennifer Foster In this day and age, not even landing on the moon can protect someone from apparent elder abuse. Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin is suing two of his children and a former manager. The famous astronaut is accusing them of mismanaging his business affairs and of slandering him by claiming that 88-year-old Aldrin has dementia. He wants a court judge to take control of his financial affairs and social media accounts away from his son Andrew. Aldrin claims that he revoked the power of attorney he gave Andrew, but that Andrew still makes financial decisions for him. [...]

Estate Planning: Choosing a Power of Attorney2020-11-12T16:46:07-05:00

The Decline of the Written Word


May 11, 2018 By: Jennifer Foster I was surprised to learn-only just recently-that students are no longer learning to "write" in school. With computers and laptops in school, printing is about as far as the pen goes. Having completed my first post secondary degree on a typewriter-and the second on a computer in a bank of machines located in a dusty basement of the university-it made me pause to think about a world in without writing utensils. Is this necessarily a bad thing? In the case of wills, maybe not. Codicils were pages attached to a will that set out revised [...]

The Decline of the Written Word2020-11-12T16:46:19-05:00

Wills and Estates: Avoid an Estate “Fail” By Contacting a Lawyer


April 11, 2018 By: Jennifer Foster Do-it-yourself will kits can be an inexpensive option in the short term, but the final product is often created without attention the most important aspects of estate planning. Ensuring that your will is executed the way you intend requires a thoughtful and knowledgeable consideration of the finer points of the law in this area. Ambiguity in the terms of the will may invite legal challenge or require judicial interpretation. These processes can be expensive and may not attract a positive outcome, in addition to draining estate resources. An experienced estate planning lawyer is essential in [...]

Wills and Estates: Avoid an Estate “Fail” By Contacting a Lawyer2020-11-12T16:44:50-05:00

Wills and Estates: Why Do You Need a Will?


April 11, 2018 By: Jennifer Foster A carefully planned will is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. While there are many reasons why this is true, this brief article explains the three most important reasons why everyone should think carefully about planning their estate. Your estate reflects your legacy A will is a legally binding document that allows you to determine exactly how and to whom your property is distributed in the event of an unfortunate and often unexpected death. Everyone has intentions about how they would like their property to be distributed, [...]

Wills and Estates: Why Do You Need a Will?2020-11-12T16:42:07-05:00
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