Currently Browsing:Probate Administration

Monday, July 16, 2019 Law Info: Power of Attorney

A durable power of attorney is a power of attorney for which a principal designates another his attorney in fact in writing and the writing contains the words “This power of attorney shall not be affected by subsequent disability or incapacity of the principal, or lapse of time, ” or “This power of attorney shall

Read More

Wednesday, July 9, 2019 Legal Info: Protecting my children’s inheritances

HOW DO I PROTECT MY CHILDREN’S INHERITANCES? The best way to protect your children’s inheritances is by setting up a Revocable Living Trust and having your children receive their inheritance within a sub-trust of your Revocable Trust.  This allows for your child to receive their inheritance within Trust and as a result protects their inheritance

Read More

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Law Info: Visitation Rights Enforcement Act of 1998

Many people look forward to the day their children have children so they can spend time with the kids. But, in some cases, the joy can end suddenly if one or both parents denies access to the children. The federal Visitation Rights Enforcement Act, signed into law in 1998, enables grandparents who already have visitation

Read More

Friday, July 5, 2019 Legal News: Removal of Trustee

Removal of Trustee: (a) The settlor, a co-trustee or a beneficiary may request the court to remove a trustee or a trustee may be removed by the court on its own initiative. (b) The Court may remove a trustee if: (1) the trustee has committed a serious breach of trust; (2) there is a lack

Read More

Monday, July 1, 2019 Office News: 5 Elements of a Great Estate Plan

An “estate” consists of all of the items a person owns. These can include cars, bank accounts, retirement accounts, furniture, real estate, and life insurance. An “estate plan” is the method in which the estate is passed on to the next generation. Will: a will or testament is a legal document by which a person

Read More

Monday, June 24, 2019 Office Info: Phone Scams

How to Recognize a Robocall Listen for these key phrases related to insurance, jury duty and Social Security. Health Insurance Scam What they’ll say: “Open enrollment has passed, but luckily that doesn’t mean you’ll be without coverage this year. New laws in place still allow you to get an affordable health insurance plan from an

Read More

Office News: Thursday, June 20, 2019

KEEP MOVING!! You’ve probably been told you need to stay active. The average adult sits for 6.4 hours each day, and adults age 65 and over tend to sit even longer. Sitting too long increases your risk for a variety of ailments and even premature death, but physical activity can lessen, or even eliminate, that

Read More

June 13, 2019 Informational (Elder Abuse)

You’ve heard about it in the news before, and maybe from your attorney – elder abuse. This particular topic is very personal to me as my Mom died due to neglect when she lived in a nursing home. It was many years ago, but it still happens today. The irony is that she was an

Read More

June 5, 2019 Law News – Social Media Scams

While social media can be a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, it is also the target of a wide variety of phishing scams. These scammers are constantly coming up with new ways to trick people into giving them their financial and personal information. That makes it especially important for everyone

Read More

June 3, 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Info…

While most people tend to think of Alzheimer’s disease as one that causes confusion and forgetfulness, other signs of the disease are often much harder to notice. A change in normal behavior is one of those less obvious warning signs. For example, a previously easy-going person may suddenly be easily agitated and quick to anger.

Read More