Estate Planning Articles

  • Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:05:15 +0000: What is a HIPAA release? - Estate Planning
    While a Medical Power of Attorney gives your named person the right to receive and discuss your private medical information with doctors and other treatment providers as a necessary part of making medical decisions for you, the HIPPA release is your permission for the named person(s) to receive and discuss medical information with any person [...]
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  • Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:02:38 +0000: What is a Medical Power of Attorney? - Estate Planning
    Only you can consent to your own medical treatments - but what happens if you are injured so badly you can't do so?  The person the doctors turn to may not be the one you trust with your life, or worse yet, two close family members may fight over the right to decide your fate. [...]
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  • Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:14:21 +0000: What is a Durable Power of Attorney? - Estate Planning
    A Durable Power of Attorney is a way for you to designate someone other than yourself to handle your business and financial affairs. A Durable Power of Attorney is most likely to be used when: You are temporarily disabled due to a serious injury or illness Due to travel, you are unavailable to conduct time [...]
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  • Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:32:18 +0000: The Basics of Guardians for Minors - Estate Planning
    Guardians: If you have children under 18, you will want to name guardians for them.  There are several different scenarios. If there is another parent alive, they will be put into the physical care of the parent, even if you name a different person.  If there are unusual circumstances, such as a parent who is [...]
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  • Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:31:58 +0000: What is an executor? - Estate Planning
    An executor is named in your will.  This is the person responsible for winding up your worldly affairs and carrying out the instructions in your will.  This person will pay your final bills, find and contact your creditors, close your accounts, take care of your possessions and business until they can be sold or handed over [...]
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