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A Letter of Instruction Can Spare Your Heirs Great Stress

While it is important to have an updated estate plan, there is a lot of information that your heirs should know that doesn't ...

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Four Steps to Take Right After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it is important to start planning immediately.

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What Is a Fiduciary and What Are the Obligations?

When you need someone else to care for money or property on your behalf, that person (or organization) is called a fiduciary. 

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Do You Have the Right Fiduciary?

When creating an estate plan, an important decision is who to name as your fiduciary...

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What Is Undue Influence?

Saying that there has been "undue influence" is often used as a reason to contest a will or estate plan, but what does it mean?

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Why You Need to Plan for Long-Term Care

Thinking about a time when you will need help taking care of yourself is not fun. That is why most people put off discussing long-term care until it can't be ignored.

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Book Review: Everyday Law for Seniors

Seniors confront many issues that require a basic understanding of   the law.

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Legal DIY Web Sites Are No Match for a Pro, Consumer Reports Concludes

After road testing three leading Web sites that help you create your own will, power of attorney, and other important legal docume...

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