One of my passions is financial education. As a CPA and estate planning attorney, I believe financial education is one of the most important parts of education. It literally can change your life.
A Chinese proverb pertains to financial planning. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” No matter where you are in your journey, taking a little time to further your financial knowledge will pay dividends.
Developing an estate plan is perhaps one of the noblest actions you will take to ensure the efficient transfer of your assets to future generations in a manner that affirms your values and wishes. In addition to helping your heirs avoid probate and minimize family chaos after your death, a properly drafted estate plan also prevents court control of your assets should you become mentally or physically incapacitated.
But what happens if you become incapacitated, are in need of a family ...
Spotting signs of incapacity and early detection of cognitive decline enables professional advisors to more effectively address financial, legal and care-giving concerns.
More than 40 million Americans are expected to take to the roadways, railways and airways as they head home for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving – one of the few occasions when multiple generations gather under one roof – is an opportune time for adult children to observe signs of incapacity or cognitive decline in aging loved ones.
Just when you thought you had your estate planning documents in order, there sneaks up a drastic change in the power of attorney law. A durable power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone the authority to act on your behalf. You are the principal and the person you appoint is the agent. Effective October 1, 2011, the new law comes into effect in Florida. The most pressing question is whether your “old” or existing document is ...