Trusts and Wills

No matter how large or small your estate, it’s important to have your estate planning in order. Not only does having a will or trust drafted help you leave clear directions on who shall distribute your estate and how, but it also can also make the process of...

New Year’s Resolution – Estate Planning

A new year brings new goals and resolutions to the forefront of many people’s minds. One resolution for some people is to get their financial affairs in order, particularly their estate planning completed. A person is never too young to think about how to...

Health Care Directive

A Health Care Directive is a document that appoints a health care agent to act on your behalf in the case of medical circumstances in which you are unable to speak for yourself. Having a Health Care Directive is helpful to health care providers so that your wishes are...

Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is one of the common forms used as part of the estate planning process. The “principal” is the person who is creating the power of attorney, or authorizing the power. The attorney-in-fact is the person the principal is giving...

Probate Basics

Probate is the court process that authorizes a personal representative to transfer a deceased person’s property. Two important determining factors on if a person’s estate needs to go through probate are: 1) did the person own real property in their name...

Estate Planning – Taking Care of Your Pets

Have you thought about what will happen with your money, assets, house, etc. when you pass away? What about what will happen with your pets? A dog owner in Tennessee made sure his dog, Lulu, will live out her life luxuriously after leaving her $5 million of his...