What is Guardianship vs. Conservatorship?

Every day we make key decisions that affect our lives. But sometimes people lose the ability to make important decisions about their health care and finances due to an illness, accident, or other reason. If those people haven’t created advance directives like a health care proxy or a durable power of attorney, loved ones have…

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Estate Planning for New Parents and Young Families

Few life stages are as simultaneously joyful and stressful as becoming a parent. Along with the emotional highs of this new stage, comes the practical reality that your new family requires you to ensure their health and safety. And while no one likes or wants to think about how your family would be able to…

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Why Kids Protection Planning is So Important

This news story (from Halloween 2015) is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. A couple was killed in a tragic accident on Halloween night, leaving their minor children home alone and unaware. Luckily, a compassionate state trooper stepped in and eased the children through the holiday. The children were not made aware of their parents’ passing until…

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Our September Back-to-School Offer for You

If you have minor children and own your home, then this will be the most important Back-to-School preparation you do all year. Did you know that if you’re in an accident, your kids could be taken into protective custody until the police can figure out who has legal authority to take them, even if you’ve…

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Estate Planning for Minors: Guardianship

This week’s post is the first in our back-to-school series, focusing on estate planning for minor children. If you have a school-age child, by now you are already fully immersed in all things back to school. Along with all of the shopping for backpacks and school supplies, back to school is also a great time…

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