When people start looking for information about making their own will, they are often bombarded by internet offers that claim you can make your own will cheaply, easily and quickly. While some of these offers are legitimate, they are no substitute … [Read more...] about Are Online Wills Reliable?
Powers of attorney are legal documents you can create to give other people the ability to make legally binding decisions on your behalf. There are a wide variety of powers of attorney available for you to use, differing by the powers granted, the … [Read more...] about Different Types of Power of Attorney
To those who have no experience with estate planning, some of the terms used can make the process seem like it's written in a foreign language. Though unfamiliar, most of these terms are not difficult to understand. However, some terms are … [Read more...] about Common Estate Planning Terms
What a lot of people don't realize about the new tax relief bill is that it is going to sunset or expire at the end of 2012. If this takes place without any new legislation being enacted, the estate tax exclusion is going to be reduced down to just … [Read more...] about Reducing Estate Tax Exposure
Many people believe that estate planning is not something that you have to concern yourself with until you reach the latter stages of your life. While it is true that the average life expectancy in the United States at this time is just over 78 … [Read more...] about Divorce & Your Estate Plan
We have all heard of the term "legalese" and there are indeed a lot of arcane terms that are used in the legal profession. This is true in the specialty of estate planning as well. Though there are some that can be confusing not because they are … [Read more...] about Estate Planning: Clearing Up The Confusion