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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Responsbilities of being named as a guardian

Help! I’ve Been Named as a Guardian. What Do I Do?

By Andre O. McDonald |

A guardian is an individual who cares for someone who needs special protection. Adults can nominate a guardian in his or her Will. Likewise, parents can also nominate a guardian in their Will, but a court must confirm and officially appoint the guardian. Sometimes the need for guardianship arises when the parents are still… Read More »

Beware! Adding your kids to your bank accounts can be dangerous...

The Danger of Adding Your Kids to Your Bank Accounts

By Andre O. McDonald |

I want to leave my bank accounts to my children when I’m gone. Can’t I just make the children joint owners? That idea sounds better than it actually is. Yes, the bank accounts would avoid probate proceedings when you pass. But by adding kids to your bank accounts, you’d put yourself at risk at… Read More »

who does a probate attorney actually represent - the personal representative or the heirs?

Does the Probate Attorney Represent the Personal Representative or the Estate Heirs?

By Andre O. McDonald |

Whether you are the Personal Representative or an heir of the probate estate, knowing the role of a probate attorney is one of the first steps you should take at the beginning of the probate process. One of the biggest sources of conflict in probating the estate is understanding who the probate attorney hired… Read More »

What you need to know about legal planning for Alzheimer's disease

Legal Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease

By Andre O. McDonald |

There is currently no cure for the more than 5 million Americans who have Alzheimer’s disease. Projections by the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) are that by 2050 more than 14 million Americans will suffer from this disease. What can you do if you are medically diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? Aside from following the advice of your… Read More »

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