A good portion of our practice is estate planning. To us, this means working with our clients to avoid things they want to avoid, or to hit goals they have sighted in on. There are so many great tools to accomplish you and your spouse’s goals, but let’s just focus on the worries that can plague holiday travel. Get a Medical Power of Attorney This is a big one to

A lot of my clients have a question regarding a Self-Proving affidavit on a will: What is it? Their second question is often “Why do I need it?” Here’s what it is and why you need it: A Self-Proving Affidavit for a Will is a document (normally a page or two) that is the last page of a Will. It contains the signatures of the Testator (the person who is

It seems everyone wants a Power of Attorney, even if they aren’t sure what it is or what it does. They just know they should have one. A Power of Attorney designation is a great tool and when used properly it can save a lot of financial hardship and headache. However, an agent appointed by a Power of Attorney has great power and it can easily be abused. Therefore, before

Let’s talk a little about debt and creditors in probate. To begin, once a probate process starts, someone is usually appointed the administrator of the estate. This could be an executor named in a will, or someone who applies to be an administrator with the court if there is no will. I often get calls from potential administrators telling me that creditors are calling and stressing them out. First, be aware