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4 Common Power of Attorney Myths

4 Common Power of Attorney Myths

By Andre O. McDonald |

A durable power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have. It allows someone who you appoint (your agent) to make non-medical decisions on your behalf in the event you become incapacitated. If you have not appointed an agent then your friends and family may not have the… Read More »

Your legal affairs checklist for Fall 2018

Your Fall Legal Affairs Checklist

By Andre O. McDonald |

Now that Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer, has come and gone and the summer of 2018 is in your rear-view mirror, it’s an excellent time to review the state of your affairs. To help you do so, below is a legal affairs checklist to ensure your planning is up-to- date and meets… Read More »

Does your college-bound student have these 2 basic estate planning documents?

2 Basic Estate Planning Documents Every College Student Should Have

By Andre O. McDonald |

If you are preparing to send your son or daughter off to college to pursue higher education, you may be wondering how their first semester of school will go. During this exciting new chapter in your family’s life, the last thing you may be thinking about is estate planning for your college-aged child. While… Read More »

How to Avoid Living Probate

Avoid Living Probate: How to Keep Guardians and Conservators Out of Your Estate (UPDATED: May 2019)

By Andre O. McDonald |

While most proactive individuals know the importance of having a well-rounded estate plan, it is typically considered as something that will take effect after they have passed away. But there are in fact many ways in which comprehensive estate planning can have a positive impact on your life while you are still around to… Read More »

Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples: Til' Death Do Us Part, Too!

‘Till Death Do Us Part, Too: Estate Planning Tips for Commitment Without Marriage

By Andre O. McDonald |

Advice columnist Ann Landers once observed that “love is friendship that has caught fire.” If that’s true, there are thousands of ways for that blaze to unfold. For many Americans, such devotion and passion do not need to be neatly formalized as marriage.   In fact, our cultural norms are shifting, and quickly. Consider… Read More »

Who said vampires don't need an estate plan?

Even Vampires Need Estate Planning

By Andre O. McDonald |

Yes, even the undead need an estate plan. After you stop laughing you need to hear me out. As we’ve learned from the likes of The Vampire Chronicles, the Twilight saga, and HBO’s True Blood, vampires aren’t immortal. They do die, and it’s usually unexpected and messy. While vampires aren’t good candidates for life… Read More »

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