Power of Attorney

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 life-or-death decisions on behalf of the person who executed the POA. However, these powers aren’t without limits, and there are several situations in which someone can override a power of…

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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 will and/or trust to provide for your disabled child in the event of your death. The Importance of Estate Planning Estate planning is an essential consideration for any family, but…

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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 by appointing a guardian. When no family member is available to become the guardian, the adult who needs care may become a ward of the state. What is a Ward…

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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 a power of attorney or to seek a guardianship to help assist them with these matters. Which one will provide you with the best chance to take care of their…

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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, it doesn’t look like the threat is going away any time soon.  No one ever wants to think about what would happen if we were to become so critically ill that…

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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 the event you were to become ill. Unfortunately, it often takes extremes for many people to realize they may not have the proper protocols put in place in the event…

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12 Months of Estate Planning: A Plan to Get Your Estate Plan Set up in 2020

12 Months of Estate Planning: A Plan to Get Your Estate Plan Set up in 2020

Estate planning can be one of the most important things you do for your family’s future, but it can also be overwhelming. Between heavy subjects you don’t want to think about, the need to do a lot of paperwork, and everything else going on in your life, it can be too easy to keep putting…

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What Do I Need to Know about a Power of Attorney in WA State?

What Do I Need to Know about a Power of Attorney in WA State?

A power of attorney gives a loved one the legal authority to handle your healthcare, financial, or other important decisions for you if you’re unable to. This can help you both during major life events when you need extra help or if you’re physically or mentally unable to make decisions on your own. What Exactly…

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What to Know During the Guardianship Nomination Process

What to Know During the Guardianship Nomination Process

If something happened to you and you were unable to take care of yourself or your children, who would step in? Ideally, it would be someone you chose. Nominating a guardian before something happens allows you to do just that. What Is a Guardian? Think back to school forms asking for a parent or legal…

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The Importance of Power of Attorney During Estate Planning

The Importance of Power of Attorney During Estate Planning

Your estate planning has many different parts that all need to move in the same direction in order to be successful. A vital part of this process is how to disseminate the various powers of attorney (POA). The POA will be one of the most important estate documents that you create, so you owe it to…

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