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How should I choose a health care agent?

Your estate plan helps you care for your family after you are gone, as well as create a plan for your assets. It can also benefit you while you are still alive and unable to make major healthcare decisions on your own.   This is where your living will and health care...

Is it time to review your estate plan?

After creating your estate plan, you then need to go back and review it somewhat frequently. Experts often suggest a review every 3 years, or more often if you experience major life changes. But how can you choose the right time to review your estate plan? And what...

What is a springing power of attorney?

Powers of attorney are legal instruments that allow other people to act on your behalf. There are many different types, and each could have a unique function in your estate plan. You might also note that laws vary from state to state, and that the United States has...

What to address in a living will

Even if you consider yourself to be of optimal health, creating a living will gives you an opportunity to state what you want to happen in the event that a serious health emergency or issue arises. A type of advance directive, the living will gives doctors – and your...