Some people think that, because their assets are jointly owned with a spouse or are in a trust, they do not need a Power of Attorney, or that if they become incapacitated, their spouse automatically has the authority to make medical decisions on their behalf.
There’s a battle brewing over the estate of Grammy-winning country star Charley Pride, fueled by a son few knew existed.
Many of our parents completed their estate plans decades ago. The documents may still be valid. However, if they are stale or outdated, you may spend significant money trying to use them down the road.
A proper estate plan will help those left navigate the disposition of assets and the probate court system, especially for unmarried couples and some married same-sex couples.
Trusts give parents of special-needs children additional options for extending care and financial assistance. However, you might need some expert help.
While discussing estate planning with my parents, they told me that an attorney prepared a deed for them but told them not to record it yet.
For most of us, the first time we ever thought about probating a will is when someone in our family has died. So, what does it mean to probate a will?
Expert tips on why starting your estate plan early, choosing beneficiaries, and thinking about how you want to transfer your wealth to the next generation are critical for your financial future.
Most people should have a will, but it’s rarely the most significant estate planning document that an individual will hold.
Aging parents grow stubborn, and researchers are uncovering the reasons why.