When you think of the various documents inherent in estate planning, a medical power of attorney probably is not the first one that comes to your mind. Nevertheless, the importance of this document cannot be overstated. This is especially true during the new normal of the continuing pandemic caused by COVID-19 and its Omicron variant.
It’s that time of year again. Time to make your New Year’s resolutions. Instead of resolving the same old things like losing weight or exercising more, however, why not target your resolutions to estate planning this year? Here are six ideas to get you started.
In an earlier blog, we gave you an overview of our AmeriEstate Business Partner Program and how becoming an AmeriEstate Business Partner can benefit both your clients and your law practice.
When you think about family gatherings that the holidays always bring, using these occasions to discuss estate planning topics probably doesn’t immediately cross your mind. But wait a minute. If your family is like most, the ongoing pandemic has drastically curtailed the amount of time you spend together. If you don’t talk about estate planning now, when will you discuss this all-important topic?
Ah, the classic ghost story. It always contains, as its main character, the apparition of some dearly departed that hangs around after death to haunt its former friends and relatives.
Have you made your last will and testament yet? A recent AARP survey found that 40% of Americans over age 45 don’t have one. If you’re one of them, or even if you’re younger than 45, you really should consider making a will. Why?
As an attorney, you wear two distinct hats. You provide advice, counsel, representation and other legal services to your clients. You also seek ways to grow and expand your practice. Obviously, the two go hand-in-hand. Nevertheless, you may find yourself spending so much time on the former that you have little time left over to devote to the latter. What to do? The answer may well be to become an AmeriEstate Partner, especially if you’re not currently offering estate planning services.
National Estate Planning Awareness Week is almost here! This year, it’s Oct. 19-25. Yes, the U.S. House of Representatives really did establish this “holiday” back in 2008 via House Resolution 1499 after discovering that not only do over 120 million Americans lack an up-to-date estate plan but also that two-thirds of older Americans say they don’t feel they have sufficient knowledge to establish one.
At AmeriEstate Legal Plan, we know how important effective estate planning is to your future security and that of your family. Therefore, we established our attorney network of experienced estate planning and elder law professionals in 1998 and dedicated ourselves to providing high-quality products and services to Americans across the country. Since then, we are proud to say that we have provided personalized estate planning and asset protection services to more than 40,000 clients.
In September we celebrate both Grandparents Day and National Assisted Living week. In honor of the elder members of our society, we encourage everybody to take a step back and appreciate all that our senior community members provide in terms of experience and wisdom. We also encourage you to take this time to evaluate your (or your loved one’s) current legal and estate plan status.