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How to Override a Power of Attorney

Can You Override a Power of Attorney?

Medical and financial powers of attorney (POA) are incredibly powerful and versatile documents. They provide the POA holder, or agent, with the ability to make…

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Your Guide to Declaring a Guardian for Your Kids in Case You Die

Your Guide to Declaring a Guardian for Your Kids in Case You Die

If you are a parent with minor children, one of the most important aspects of your estate plan will be your chosen guardian for your…More…

8 Things You Need to Get Ready Before You Write Your Will

8 Things You Need to Get Ready Before You Write Your Will

The estate planning process allows you to decide what will happen to your assets once you are gone. You may also plan for how to…More…

Can I use a will or trust for my disabled child?

Can I Use a Will or Trust for My Disabled Child?

If you have a disabled child, it is only natural to be concerned about the child’s future needs. Fortunately, it is possible to use a…More…

Does All Property Have to Go Through Probate When Someone Dies?

Does All Property Have to Go Through Probate When Someone Dies?

During the estate planning process, you must decide how you would like your assets to be distributed after you die. Your last will and testament…More…

What Does it Mean to be a Ward of the State

What Does it Mean to be a Ward of the State

When an adult is unable to care for themselves due to disability or disease, someone else has to manage their affairs. This is often accomplished…More…

Understanding Guardianship for Young Adults with Disabilities

Understanding Guardianship for Young Adults with Disabilities

As a parent, friend, or family member of a young adult with a disability, you are intimately aware of your loved one’s capabilities and limitations….More…

What is Permanent Guardianship of a Child?

What is Permanent Guardianship of a Child?

When you obtain permanent guardianship of a child, you are requesting the creation of a permanent legal relationship between you, as the guardian, and the child….More…

Which is Better? Power of Attorney or Guardianship?

Which is Better, Power of Attorney or Guardianship?

When you have a loved one who needs assistance making financial or medical decisions, you may find yourself wondering whether it is better to obtain…More…

How Important is a Living Will in a COVID19 Emergency?

How Important is a Living Will in a COVID19 Emergency?

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the world as we know it. This virus has already claimed the lives of over 50,000 Americans, and unfortunately,…More…

Do I Need a Durable Power of Attorney If I Get Sick with COVID19?

Do I Need a Durable Power of Attorney If I Get Sick with COVID19?

With the COVID19 pandemic sweeping across the globe, you may be wondering as to whether or not you have everything you need in order, in…More…

Should I Nominate a Health Care Agent Today?

Should I Nominate a Health Care Agent Today?

Having a disability can be challenging. Not only will you have to face a number of daily challenges, both mental and physical, but you will…More…

What is the Difference Between Custody and Guardianship?

What is the Difference Between Custody and Guardianship?

Custody and guardianship both allow someone to care for a minor child. The main difference between the two is how they’re created. Keep reading to…More…

What is Permanent Guardianship & Why Does It Matter?

What is Permanent Guardianship & Why Does It Matter?

The importance of selecting a viable guardian early in a child’s life cannot be understated. In the event a parent passes prematurely or becomes unable…More…

What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

A guardian ad litem represents the best interests of a child in court. A guardian ad litem can also represent an adult who is incapacitated…More…

How Hard is it to Terminate Guardianship?

How Hard is it to Terminate Guardianship?

Legal guardianship remains an important protection that allows one compassionate person to care for another. The practice is most commonly ordered by the courts to…More…