Who Takes Care of You if You Can’t Speak for Yourself?

Who Takes Care of You if You Can’t Speak for Yourself?

One of the most difficult decisions you may face is choosing the person who will speak on your behalf when it comes to financial or health care decisions or raising your children if you can’t speak on your own behalf. In fact, this is where most people get stuck in the estate planning process – [&he...

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California Advance Health Care Directives

California Advance Health Care Directives

Who takes care of you if you cannot care for yourself? Do you know who will take care of you if you are so sick that you cannot make your own healthcare decisions? Will that person be legally allowed to talk to your doctor and make decisions on your behalf? And, will that person know […]

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When Should I begin Estate Planning?

When Should I begin Estate Planning?

I was recently asked the question, “How old should I be when I start my estate planning?” It’s a great question, and the answer surprised her: Estate planning should begin as soon as someone legally becomes an adult (18 years old). At 18, you don’t need complicated estate planning, but there are sev...

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Estate Planning Red Flag:  You Haven’t Planned for Incapacity

Estate Planning Red Flag: You Haven’t Planned for Incapacity

Estate planning is often associated with death. But it’s just as important for your plan to address incapacity associated with illness, injury, advanced age or other circumstances. Unless you specify how financial and health care decisions will be made in the event you become incapacitated, there’s ...

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Estate Planning Documents

Estate Planning Documents

There are certain indispensable documents they should have in place in the event that the unthinkable happens. The following is a list of some of the most important documents, along with a description of why they are important. Durable General Power of Attorney A Durable Power of Attorney is designe...

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