When Can Someone Be Declared Legally Incompetent?

If a loved one is experiencing memory loss or suddenly making poor decisions, you may want the court to appoint a guardian, which requires a declaration of incompetence.  

2023 AARP Report Recommends Supports for Family Caregivers

A new AARP analysis gives a glimpse into the experiences of family caregivers and offers recommendations on policies and practices that policymakers should consider enacting or enhancing in support of caregivers nationwide.

Estate Planning for Your Digital Legacy

Arranging what happens to your digital assets and information when you pass away has become an increasingly essential component of comprehensive estate planning.

Estate Planning After Divorce

You may no longer be legally married, but divorce does not automatically remove your prior spouse from your will, trust, or beneficiary designations.

Who Are Parties to an Estate?

When people pass away, their assets go through probate. The parties to an estate are the people involved in the probate process.

5 Smart Estate Planning Strategies for High-Net-Worth Families

If you are a high-net-worth individual, it’s essential to have a comprehensive estate plan in place. However, every family’s circumstances are unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution for estate planning

What Does It Mean to Be Estranged?

Although estrangement can significantly impact individuals’ lives, it is not a legal term and, in many cases, might not have a legal effect.

How Long Should I Hold on to Important Documents?

There are some documents that you will want to hang on to forever and some that you should keep for a few years.

Don’t Yet Want Your Heirs to Know About Your Assets? Use a Quiet Trust in Your Estate Plan

In many cases, you would tell your beneficiaries that you have made a trust for them. However, this is not always desirable – and this is where a “quiet” trust may be helpful.

How You Can Help Your Loved Ones by Planning Your Funeral Arrangements

Planning your own funeral arrangements can assist your loved ones in an emotionally challenging time, while also protecting them from incurring extraneous costs.



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