You Can Trust You Children, Right?

Estate Planning for Families

Jane was one of five children. Her mother, Ellen, was 87 and had been ailing for some time. Jane’s oldest brother, Bob, had been given a power of attorney by his mother to act for her. Under the power of attorney, Bob had broad powers. He also had access to all of Ellen’s accounts. The rest of the family had … Read More

Does Account Ownership Really Matter

Mary and Paul had been married for over 50 years. Lately, Paul’s health had begun to fail and he needed Mary’s assistance more and more. Their adult children all lived in different parts of the country, and were unable to help out on a regular basis. Mary was happy to do it. She loved her husband, but she also felt … Read More

Your Great-Great-Grandchildren Will Know Your Name

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If you ask most people, they can easily tell you the names of their grandparents, and in some cases, their great-grandparents.  But it might surprise you how many people do NOT know the names of their great-great-grandparents or generations older than that.  However, if your great-great-grandparents had left you millions of dollars in trust, it is much more likely that … Read More