The Importance of Assigning a Medical Power of Attorney
January 18,
2022

The Importance of Assigning a Medical Power of Attorney

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.

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Case Study - How the Absence of a Will Can Negatively Impact Your Family | AmeriEstate Legal Plan
December 07,
2021

Case Study: How the Absence of a Will Can Negatively Impact Your Family

Unfortunately, many people don’t think they need to make a last will and testament. They may think they’re too young or that they haven’t accumulated sufficient wealth to make a will necessary. If you are one of these people, you may wish to reconsider your ideas, especially after reading the following case study that exemplifies the problems the lack of a will can cause.

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Power of Attorney for Financial Affairs- How it Works | AmeriEstate Legal Plan
July 13,
2021

Power of Attorney for Financial Affairs: How it Works

One of the most important conversations to have as a family is how to handle the finances of aging loved ones. Naturally, most individuals wish to maintain personal control over their assets for as long as possible; however, incapacity at old age is a reality. If your loved one loses the ability to make decisions, somebody will need to make those decisions in their stead.

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Dying to Get Along- the story of the Chen Family | AmeriEstate Legal Plan
May 13,
2021

Dying to Get Along: The Story of the Chen Family

One of the quickest ways to start a family feud is to die without a Will in place, particularly if you have several adult children. While everybody would like to believe that cooler heads would prevail when it comes to disseminating your estate, this is rarely the case without the support an estate plan and a Will gives.

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The Difference Between an Advance Health Care Directive and a Do Not Resuscitate Order | AmeriEstate Legal Plan
April 27,
2021

The Difference Between an Advance Health Care Directive and a Do Not Resuscitate Order

Thinking about the end of your life may be stressful, but the more you prepare, the better the situation will be for you and your loved ones. For instance, in the story of Cynthia McKennedy, having an advanced care directive was crucial to ensuring that her physician honored her end-of-life wishes when she was not lucid enough to advocate for herself. Not having one would have put an unbelievable amount of stress on her family during an already-difficult time.

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Who Will Manage Your Assets If You Are Incapacitated? | AmeriEstate Legal Plan
March 09,
2021

Who Will Manage Your Assets If You Are Incapacitated?

Nobody likes to think about being medically incapacitated. However, when it comes to managing your estate, it is vital to plan for the worst case scenario. For instance, if you know that dementia runs in your family, creating a plan early is of paramount importance.

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You Bought a Home - Now What? | AmeriEstate Legal Plan
December 22,
2020

You Bought a Home – Now What?

For the majority of Americans, the most expensive item they will ever buy is a home. Thus, it comes as no surprise that properties tend to be a linchpin concerning estate plans. It is important that you weave your estate throughout your home buying process to ensure that you are well-placed in terms of taxation and inheritance.

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National Estate Planning Awareness Week | AmeriEstate Legal Plan
October 13,
2020

National Estate Planning Awareness Week: October 19 – 25

Estate planning is a vital piece of financial wellness, but many Americans overlook it. For example, the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils says that well over half of Americans do not currently possess an up-to-date and valid estate plan. In fact, the majority of Americans who are over the age of 65 depend entirely on their Social Security payouts. This is not the most financially secure retirement. With proper estate planning, Americans can go into retirement with more confidence and security.

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