"What Should Be Part of Your Health Care Directive?" by Attorney Nicole Livingston Creating a health care directive is one of the best things that you can do for yourself and one of the most important things that you can do in order to try and protect your loved ones. You never know when a medical emergency will arise, as illness and injury can affect people young and old. If you suffer a … [Read more...] about What Should be a Part of Your Health Care Directive
It's all about your "stuff" more commonly referred to as your assets which in essence is "your estate". What planning do you have in place to make sure that your real estate, savings, IRAs, jewelry, art, etc. will be distributed to those that you intend? In other words have you completed a comprehensive estate plan that will determine who will inherit what you want, when you want and how you … [Read more...] about FREE Estate Planning Seminars Next Week! Is Your Estate Protected?
All our estate planning clients receive a free membership in the DocuBank advance directives registry to make sure their advance directives are always available at the hospital. New studies prove the importance of this access. Two new studies show that ER doctors are almost never able to find their patients’ advance directives in Electronic Health Records (EHRs). This is a huge problem for you … [Read more...] about Studies Show Electronic Health Records Routinely Fail to Give Doctors Access to Advance Directives
It’s helpful if you can let doctors know in advance what you want to happen if you can’t speak for yourself. An advance Health Care Directive lays out who you want to speak for you and what kind of treatments you want. In this way, you are prepared before health care decisions need to be made. You can make an Advance Directive if you are 18 years or older and capable of making your own … [Read more...] about Concerned About Being Too Sick to Make Decisions
Is This Your Situation: Are You Too Sick to Make Decisions? … [Read more...] about Concerned About Being Too Sick to Make Decisions?
Estate planning may look very simple on its face. At its simplest form, it can consist solely of a traditional last will and testament. But is this enough? Is this the most important thing? A practical approach to estate planning is one that focuses on the client’s goals. Estate planning can include simple powers of attorney, wills, and include revocable living trusts, irrevocable life insurance … [Read more...] about What are Your Most Important Estate Planning Goals?
"What Are Your Most Important Estate Planning Goals?" by Attorney Jon J. Gasior … [Read more...] about What Are Your Most Important Estate Planning Goals? (Audio)
"What is Included in My Maryland Estate Plan?" by Attorney Colleen Sinclair Prosser … [Read more...] about What is Included in My Maryland Estate Plan? (Audio)
Our Free Estate Planning seminars are a great information source to familiarize yourself with the necessary components of an effective estate plan. It is delivered as a case study profiling the lives of Bill and Mary Jones. Several scenarios are used to relay the impact of estate planning issues relating to probate, disability due to incompetence, protection of government benefits for special … [Read more...] about Free Estate Planning Seminars in Two Weeks! Register Today!!
As estate planning attorneys perhaps the most important thing we do for clients is help them face their own mortality and make decisions regarding end-of-life care. A recent article in the New York Times examined this topic. The article explained how decisions regarding end-of-life care can be emotionally (and politically) charged. We do clients a great service by helping them address these … [Read more...] about End-of-Life Planning: Estate Planning At Its Core