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Bank Pays Price for Refusing to Honor Request Made Under a Power of Attorney

Bank of America refused to honor a Florida man's power of attorney and paid a stiff price ...

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Redo Your Estate Plan When You Remarry

If you are getting remarried, you obviously want to celebrate, but it is also important to focus on less exciting matters like redoing your estate plan.

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What Is a Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney allows a person you appoint -- your "attorney-in-fact" or agent -- to act in your place for financial or other purposes when and if you ever become incapacitated or if you can't act on your own behalf.

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Trial and Heirs: Famous Fortune Fights

Can we learn anything about estate planning from Jimi Hendrix, Princess Di, and Sonny Bono?Yes!

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Who Gets Copies of the Will After a Person Dies?

Many movies and television shows have a scene where a family gathers around a big table after a relative has died to listen to the...

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Feds Move to Protect Some Surviving Spouses of Reverse Mortgage Holders

The federal government has issued a new rule that aimed at protecting certain spouses of reverse mortgage holders from being forced out of their homes when the mortgage holder dies.

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Consider Putting Gifts to Grandchildren in a Trust

Gifting assets to your grandchildren isn't just a nice thing to do; it can reduce the size of your estate and the ta...

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Court Rules Surviving Spouses of Reverse Mortgage Holders Cannot Lose Homes

A federal court has ruled that banks can’t foreclose on surviving spouses of reverse mortgage holders when the spouses can’t pay off the mortgage. 

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