How to Help your Elderly Loved One Organize their Personal Business Affairs

Let’s face it: for most people, getting and staying organized is hard.  Organizing someone else’s finances is not easy either. So, let’s say that the time has come for you to step in and help your elderly friend or relative with their finances.  If you are lucky, they asked for help at a…

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Estate Planning When You Own a Small Business

So… you have been putting off making (or updating) your will.   This procrastination  can have additional dire consequences if you are a small business owner. When we meet with our clients who are considering their estate plan, we always like to discuss the practical aspects of their employment situation…

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Powers of Attorney for Specific Events

Did you know that you can give power of attorney to someone you trust for a specific event or to cover a specific time? Well, you can! The most common use of a specific power of attorney involves real estate closings.   A seller of a property who is leaving…

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Planning for the Future; Should you Become an Organ Donor?

If you are considering becoming an organ, eye or tissue donor, you can access some valuable online information to help you make your decision. Laws relating to organ donation (as well as medical powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney, and wills/trusts) vary from state to state.  The state of…

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Power of Attorney or Guardianship?

If you have reason to believe that your loved one may be approaching a time when s/he will not be able to handle his/her own daily life or financial affairs, you may be frightened and confused about your options. People often (mistakenly) think that there is nothing that can be…

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