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Long-Term Planning: The Will and Beyond

The Will and Beyond Now is the best time to plan for the distribution of your wealth, and a will is one important tool for doing just that. By Cari Jackson Edited by Bernard A. Krooks, J.D., CPA, LL.M After … Continue reading

You have the Power: Power of Attorney

By Bernard A. Krooks, Certified Elder Law Attorney A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document in which one person (in legal terms, “the principal”) appoints another person (“the agent”) to act on behalf of the principal. It allows … Continue reading


What is a will? A will is a legal document that becomes effective only upon the death of the person who created the will. The will specifies the beneficiaries and what share of the estate each will receive. The executor … Continue reading

Power of Attorney

What is a General Durable Power of Attorney? A General Durable Power of Attorney is a written document in which you authorize someone to act on your behalf. A General Power of Attorney allows the individual to make financial decisions … Continue reading

Advance Directives

What are advanced directives? Though most people have a clear idea in their heads about how they want to be treated when the end finally comes, only about a quarter of Americans have these ideas written down.  “Advance directives” is … Continue reading