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What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?


POLST stands for “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.” It differs from an Advance Healthcare Directive (aka medical power of attorney or power of attorney for healthcare) in several ways and is NOT intended to replace the power of attorney. A … Continue reading

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Poll: Why don’t people make their Wills?


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5 Things People Forget in Their Estate Plan


Remember These 5 Important Things in Your Will or Trust. Think you’ve thought of everything?  Consider these five things people commonly forget: 1. Digital Assets. Keep a list with your Will that identifies accounts, bills, email addresses – everything you … Continue reading

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What is an Advance Healthcare Directive, a Power of Attorney for Healthcare, and a Living Will, and what’s the difference between them?


These documents generally refer to medical decision-making, especially end-of-life decisions.  The document name sometimes varies by state, which is why there are so many terms. In California, it’s usually called an “Advance Healthcare Directive”, which generally means the same thing … Continue reading

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Top 4 “MUST HAVE” Estate Planning Documents


Estate Planning Everyone Should Have      Estate Planning is about Life.  It’s about security for those you love. It’s protection for yourself, if you become incapacitated. It’s a tool for creating a legacy or preserving a heritage. It’s a means … Continue reading

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A Great Inheritance Quote


     One of my favorite quotes about what to leave to the next generation comes from reknown businessman and philanthorpist, Warren Buffet: I want to leave my children enough that they feel they can do ANYTHING… but not so much that they … Continue reading

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What Does My 18 Year Old Need to Know About the Law?


     Your child (or grandchild) is turning 18 and entering the world of grownups.   What an exciting time! For most kids, though, this is also a time of inexperience, nervousness, and the “great unknown.”      One important way you can help your child or … Continue reading

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Be Kind to Your Loved Ones – Preplan Your Funeral


     Imagine trying to plan a wedding in just two days.  That is what planning a funeral is like, only worse.  Weddings are happy occasions, everyone knows what their job is and it’s usually clear who the ultimate decisionmaker will … Continue reading

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