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power of attorney after death

What Happens To Power of Attorney After Death?

Power of Attorney and When Should You Get One Most of you are probably sick of hearing me tell you how important having a power of attorney is for anyone aged 18 and older. A Power of Attorney gives the person or people who you nominate and trust the legal authority to manage your financial…

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Talk to your Healthcare Representative

False Facts Friday – “A Living Will Is The Same as a DNR”

Is a Living Will or Advanced Healthcare Directive the same as a “DNR”? What is a Living Will? A Living Will is the first part of the current Connecticut Advance Healthcare Directive form. People who have not updated their estate planning documents in 15-20 years may only have a document that is titled “Living Will”.…

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avoid Probate

False Facts Friday – “A Will Avoids Probate.”

Clients are often unpleasantly surprised to learn that having a Last Will and Testament does not negate the need for probate. And they are sometimes annoyed when they learn that even though they are named as the Executor in a Will, that alone does not give them authority to access the decedent’s assets. Yet both of these statements are true.

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the reading of the will is not real

Who’s Invited To a Reading of the Will?

FALSE FACTS FRIDAY Issue 10: When A Loved One Dies, I Will Be Invited to a Reading of the Will I consider myself an intelligent person with a good education, but I do not spend my days working in a hospital. So admittedly, what I “know” about hospitals, I learned by watching ER and Grey’s…

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