statutory power of attorney

Statutory Power of Attorney Issues With Self Dealing

Today’s video talks about the language of a statutory power of attorney document and the limitations it has when it comes “self dealing”. Essentially, your Power of attorney may not have the ability to transfer assets to themselves. This becomes a problem when you have a couple who are each other’s POAs. I hope this…

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what happens to pets when you die

Include Your Pet In Your Estate Plan With a Pet Trust

We’ve all heard the terms “man’s best friend”, “fur babies” and “pets are family”, even I call my big furball dog my “firstborn child”. But unfortunately, according to the law, pets are still considered property. And the only way to protect your property is with an estate plan. A pet trust specifically tailored to include…

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life events that make you update yourestate plan documents

5 Everyday Events That Affect Your Estate Plan

Once you execute your estate plan documents, it is important to set up reminders to review these documents periodically. There are many life changes that can affect the decisions you’ve made regarding your estate plan and the people you’ve named in it. 1. The Law Changes When you executed your estate plan, you may have…

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Medicare Savings Program 2021

Medicare Savings Program Decoded – 2021 Limits

WILSON’S UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY: THE ALPHABET SOUP OF THE MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAM Estate Planning Attorneys are known for loving acronyms. We like to shorten the names of the tools we use and sometimes throw the terms around, forgetting that not everyone speaks Alphabet Soup. POA, HCD, SNT, QTIP, QPRT, ILIT are just some of the terms…

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power of attorney in Connecticut

Power of Attorney In Connecticut – Basic Rules

Let’s talk about the power of attorney form and what it means in Connecticut!  When it comes to legal matters, every state has its own rules and regulations. They even name the same documents differently. They may even have the same name but mean something else, depending on which state you are in. So it…

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