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Have You Made A Will? Don't Run The Risk Of Delaying Probate And Creating Tax Problems (Popularity: )
People that die without making a Will run the risk of delaying probate and creating tax problems. Your questions answered Q: What is probate? A: Probate is a grant issued by the probate registry - a division of the courts - which executors may need to administer an estate. Getting this should be reasonably simple if the person who has died has left a Will, but is more complicated if, like most ...

Types of Estate Planning Documents (Popularity: )
You may have heard some of the terms, Last Will and Testament, Living Will, Power of Attorney, but are not exactly sure what they are or whether you need them. From an Estate Planning perspective, these documents are essential to ensure that your assets are distributed properly and your legal interests are protected. A Last Will and Testament is a document that sets forth the distribution of your assets at the ...

No Living Will & Power Of Attorney? HIPAA Law Shuts You Out (Popularity: )
What do you mean I can't find out about my husband's accident injuries? Why can't we move my mother to the nice nursing-home down the street? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA caused two of my clients to live through these very situations. A husband and wife were involved in a terrible automobile accident. The husband was seriously injured. His wife wanted to make certain that the needed ...

Advanced Medical Directive for Terminal Patients - Terri Schiavo Case (Popularity: )
Most Americans die in a hospital, nursing home, or other health care facility. Doctors who are charged with preserving life are generally legally powerless to provide other than minimum care due to their malpractice fears. The less than ideal doctor-patient care is further compounded by the fact the doctors run the risk of caring out actions that may be contrary to their patient's wishes whilst unconscious. Consequently, the doctors look ...

Living Will Form vs. Health Care Power of Attorney Form (Popularity: )
A will to live, formally called a living will form, is a type of advance directive. These legal forms are usually required to be notarized or signed and dated by witnesses. A living will form usually covers specific directions as to what kind of medical treatment your caregivers will give you or are not allowed to give you. Some people go as far as to refuse food and water if they ...

Advance Health Directive: The Living Will and The Power of Attorney (Popularity: )
A living will, also called will to live, is one type of advanced health care system, or advanced health care principle. It often goes along with a specific type of power of attorney. These are legal tools that are usually witnessed or notarized. A living will usually covers specific directions as to the course of treatment that is to be taken by caregivers, or, in particular, in some cases denying treatment ...

Why Do You Need A Living Trust (Popularity: )
You may have heard of a living trust, but maybe you think that only rich people need or can create such a thing. Actually, a living trust is relatively easy to create, and there are very valid reasons why you and I should consider creating one. A living trust effectively empowers your designated trustee to manage the trust's assets and property for the benefit of you and your family. The ...

Last Will And Testament - What Happens If You Don't Make One? (Popularity: )
Making a will is a relatively simple and not very expensive process, however, despite this 7 out of 10 people in the UK die without a will. Could it be we think we will live forever? Maybe because of the improvements in medical research since the 80s, people are living longer and therefore not coming into contact with death as much as they used to. Nowadays, people can be well into ...

The Hospital Left Me to Die - Don't Let It Happen to You (Popularity: )
The following is a true story. It is not written to entertain you, but to warn you of a danger most people don't know exists, and to tell you how to protect yourself. In the Spring of 2005 I was admitted to the hospital for an extensive and dangerous surgical procedure. I had previously been diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of bladder cancer. The doctors suggested I have my bladder ...

When is a Person Too Incapacitated to Sign a Will, Trust, or Power of Attorney? (Popularity: )
As an elder law attorney I am frequently faced with adult children who realize that they simply have to take over for an aging parent. Maybe the parent is falling behind on bills or has trouble dealing with the medical establishment. It is always hard for a "child" to become the caretaker of the once-powerful and dominant parent. Unfortunately, the parent may be reluctant to sign a power of attorney empowering ...