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Does My Parent Need a Guardian?

September 6, 2020

Your parents took care of you throughout your childhood and into adulthood. Now, it might be time to take care of your parents in return. A guardian is a person who has the legal ability to handle someone’s finances and other decisions and obligations. At some point, it might be best to seek guardianship over […]

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What Does it Mean to Have Guardianship Over a Parent?

September 1, 2020

Parents take care of their children for the first 18 years of life, and sometimes long afterward. When your parents reach old age, you may need to take over their care and the tasks associated with their daily lives. Guardianship over a parent is also called conservatorship. It is a legal option that gives you […]

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What is Guardianship and Why is it Needed?

May 3, 2020

As a parent, you know that you want to ensure the proper care of your child even if you are unable to provide it yourself. As an adult, you need to make sure that your parents have someone who can make important decisions on their behalf if they are unable to do so. A guardian […]

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How can I Appoint a Guardian for My Children if I Die?

April 10, 2020

Nobody likes to think about their own mortality, but we all know that death is inevitable. Parents especially need to be concerned about what will happen to their children if they were to suffer an untimely death. While you may make requests for how to handle your assets and belongings with a will, you must […]

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Steps for Creating Your Estate Plan

May 3, 2019

An estate plan is a group of legal documents that provides details for the distribution of your assets and property following your death. It also may include important instructions regarding your health care if you become incapacitated. If you do not have an estate plan, you should. You can follow the following steps and get […]

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Estate Planning Considerations if You Have Minor Children

November 5, 2017

For parents of minor children, the estate planning process involves a few more considerations than it does for parents of adults and individuals who do not have children. Because a minor cannot access and use financial assets, parents of minors must designate trustees to manage the assets their children inherit until they turn 18 or […]

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Estate Planning: What to Do, What Not to Do

March 3, 2016

If you have assets, estate planning is an issue you will have to face at some point. Ideally, this should be an ongoing process – as you acquire new assets, build your existing assets, and go through marriage and divorce and have children of your own, you should update your will and related documents to […]

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