If you are one of the 18 million Americans and counting in a committed relationship but not married, an estate plan is a must. Unmarried couples are generally treated like strangers under the default rules if one of you dies or become incapacitated - which is a huge problem. You need to have an estate plan in place to be treated similarly to if you were married.
It’s graduation season! That means it’s time to double check that each adult child you have graduating from high school or college has a HIPAA waiver and Health Care Power of Attorney set up, possibly even a general Durable Power of Attorney, as well. Once your child turns 18, they are considered an adult under […]
Myth 1: I know probate is bad, but I’ve got a will so I’m covered. Probate is the legal procedure that assets of a deceased person goes through before being distributed to their family and other heirs. Probate costs a lot of money, takes a long time, and is a huge headache of red tape […]
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