Estate Planning

Who should be your special needs trustee?

If one of your relatives has a disability or other special needs that make it difficult to work, he or she may have a hard time existing as an adult. Fortunately, government programs often provide meaningful benefits to those who cannot support themselves financially....

Choosing a health care representative

Naming health care representatives may give people peace of mind that, even if they cannot speak or make decisions for themselves, choices relating to their care will get made based on their preferences and values. Without warning, serious illnesses or injuries leave...

Should you have an advance directive?

Going through estate planning often serves as a massive headache. It takes a lot of time, money and planning to get your affairs in order, and the bigger your estate, the more effort it will take to set everything straight. However, you should not just focus on what...

Estate planning for farmers

Establishing a legal document that dictates the handling of your estate is crucial for farmers. By creating an estate plan, you can ensure that your wishes are not only clearly stated, but that everything gets taken care of the way you want it, even when you are...

Which details should you share with beneficiaries?

Your estate plan contains confidential and personal information. Considering you have specific instructions regarding the use of your assets, you should use caution in sharing too many details. However, you may wonder if there are aspects of your plan that your family...

Estate planning for seniors with dementia

When seniors receive a dementia diagnosis, they may want to ensure that they have an estate plan in place. People may gradually lose the ability to make decisions about their everyday lives. Planning early allows them to consider the kinds of legal documents that they...