Living Will

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A living will is an advance directive that protects your right to accept, refuse, or cease medical treatment even after you’ve been certified as incapacitated by at least one physician.…

Durable Power of Attorney

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In 2016, the number of adults aged 65 and older in the U.S. increased to 49.2 million from 35.0 million in 2000, according to a 2017 U.S. Census Bureau report. Older…

About Durable Power of Attorneys for Finances

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Americans are living longer lives. The average life expectancy today is 76.3 years for men and 81.2 years for women, according to health research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Guide to Power of Attorneys

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A power of attorney is a legal document that appoints someone to make legal and financial decisions for another person in the event of significant illness or injury. Annually over 8.3…

What Is a Last Will?

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After a person passes away, their family needs to distribute their property and assets. This process can be difficult because the family may not know what the person would have…

What Is Estate Planning?

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A person's estate is the collection of all their property, money, and other assets at the time of their passing. Because all of a person's property must be distributed after…

A Guide to Trusts

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A trust can be an effective asset management tool that can help plan your estate during your lifetime. However, there are different types for different purposes, so it’s essential to…

Elder Law: What You Need to Know

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Elder law is a legal specialty that helps protect people as they age. Seniors must make many important decisions, like where to live, how to protect their assets, access medical…