Here is a common scenario: Your parents went to an attorney years and years ago and executed basic wills, leaving their respective estates to each other, then to their three children. A few years ago your father passed away and the entire estate passed to your mother. Following your father's death, relations between your mother … Continue reading My Parent Scribbled Some Instructions at the Bottom of the Will… Are the Instructions Valid and Enforceable?
A power of attorney is an essential element of most estate planning. It authorizes another person, typically a spouse or child, to perform legal actions on your behalf. Examples of the type of authority in a normal power of attorney executed for estate purposes include making gifts, accessing safety deposit boxes, investing money, and filing … Continue reading What is a “Durable” Power of Attorney?