Are Laws that Govern Wills Designed to Protect Heirs or to Protect Attorney’s Income?

It is fair to speculate as to why the Law surrounding the drafting and witnessing of Wills is complicated. In a recent post I criticized do-it-yourself Estate Planning kits. It included an article about how a Florida woman’s Estate Plan was ineffective because she used of a kit and did not execute the Will properly.… Continue reading Are Laws that Govern Wills Designed to Protect Heirs or to Protect Attorney’s Income?

Banks are often the last line of defense to prevent scams. Inquire before you wire.

Education is not Discrimination, Banks should do more to Educate their Depositors about the various Scams Con-artists use various schemes to part bank customers with their money.  These include: Lottery and Sweepstakes Scams Grandpa I’m in Jail Fraud Internet purchaser scam Secret shopper Scam Some confidence games trick individuals, often the elderly, to send money. … Continue reading Banks are often the last line of defense to prevent scams. Inquire before you wire.

Durable Powers of Attorney,

Executing a Power of Attorney can solve or create problems.  It is important to know how they work and how dangerous they can be. Most Estate Plans include a Power of Attorney.  They can be very useful to avoid a court appointed guardianship.  However, the person entrusted must be chosen carefully. A Power-of-Attorney grants a… Continue reading Durable Powers of Attorney,

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