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Decisions to Make for Your Power of Attorney

A power of attorney may seem like a simple document, but there are several important decisions that need to be made when creating one.

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Your Estate Plan: What Legacy Will You Leave?

Estate planning is primarily about how to pass your property on after your death to the recipients of your estate w...

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Have You Planned for State Estate and Inheritance Taxes?

Although most people's estates aren't large enough to be affected by the federal estate tax, residents in many states have to consider how state taxes may reduce their estates.

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How to Contest a Will

If you believe a loved one's will is not valid, you may be able to contest it.But proving a will is invalid is difficult and this process should be undertaken only if you are sure there is something wrong.

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5 Estate Planning Tips for the Non-Traditional Family (Which Probably Means Yours)

Is your family of the “Leave It to Beaver” variety -- opposite-gender parents, the first marriage for each, one or mor...

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Supreme Court Asked to Rule on Gay Widow's Estate Tax Refund Case

In an effort to gain a resolution while she is still alive, the ailing surviving spouse of a lesbian couple is asking the ..

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Hospital Trying to Revoke Daughter's Power of Attorney

In an effort to discharge an elderly patient, a Chicago hospital is going to court to revoke the power of attorney ...

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8 Questions and Answers About Being an Agent Under a Power of Attorney

You have just been appointed as an agent, or "attorney-in-fact," under a durable power of attorney.

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