Co-Agents: A Basic Overview

If I need help paying my bills or talking to doctors, I don’t know which of my two children should be my power of attorney. Can’t I just name them both? You can, but please don’t. You risk creating conflict or chaos if you name more than one child to...

Nontraditional Families and Estate Planning

Estate planning practices are changing as family structures change. As recently as thirty years ago, a traditional family comprised a husband and wife who married young, purchased a home, had children, and worked toward financial stability and security. In 1949, 79.8...

Tips on Estate Planning for Blended Families

When you pass away, your loved ones should not have to inherit assets only to realize they can’t access them to pay for the expenses they will be responsible for afterward. Most retirees’ assets are in homeownership and retirement accounts, requiring a sale to...