Estate and family law

How does guardianship work?

There are two main types of guardianship. A guardian of property is someone who has been appointed by a court to make financial decisions on behalf of another adult. Property decisions involve…

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Do I need a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows someone else to act on your behalf, should you become incapable of: (1) managing your property or your finances, or (2) making…

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All about trusts

Trusts can be valuable tools for ensuring the financial security of your family members, including minors and persons with disabilities. A trust is a legal arrangement that allows you to leave behind…

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What is a will?

A will is a legal document signed by you that appoints a legal representative, known as an executor and trustee (or “estate trustee”), to manage your affairs and handle your assets upon…

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Why do I need an estate plan?

Developing an estate plan is critical to ensuring your wishes are carried out after your death. Without one, your trusted family members and friends may not know how you intend your assets…

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