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What is a Durable Power of Attorney?

A durable power of attorney is the legal grant of authority that you give to another person to handle your financial affairs for you if you can't. Typically it would be a spouse or a child, and it allows them to deal with banks, financial institutions, write checks,...

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What is a Living Will?

A living will is a document stating your preference not to be connected to artificial life support should your condition be terminal, should there be no reasonable, medical probability of your recovery. Your death is imminent regardless of any kind of medical...

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What is a Pour Over Will?

A pour over will is a last will and testament. We call it a pour over will. It works in connection with a revocable trust. And it really is just a safety blanket, a safety net. It's kind of the whoops, if on the day that I die I own something, and it's not inside my...

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What is a Revocable Inter Vivos Living Trust?

Let's cover the different names first; living trust, family trust, inter vivos trust, inter vivos trust, revocable trust. They all mean the same thing. They all refer to the same document. That is a revocable trust. That's what everybody keeps referring to. Just like...

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What is Ancillary Probate?

Ancillary probate is a second probate. So let's say a person dies here in the state of Florida and still owns a piece of property up in New York. You would go through probate down here in Florida, and then there would be a second probate up in the state of New York....

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What is ICP Medicaid?

ICP Medicaid is institutional care program Medicaid. It's skilled nursing or nursing home Medicaid. It helps people pay for the cost of the facility for Medicaid and some basic medical care. Head to our YouTube Channel to learn more. Contact our firm with any...

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What is Probate?

Probate is an after death administrative process that makes sure your final bills and expenses are paid, and then distributes the assets to your heirs or to your beneficiaries. Head to our YouTube Channel to learn more!  If you have any questions about probate or...

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What is the Notice to Creditors?

After a probate administration is opened up, the personal representative will publish a notice to creditors. This is not the same thing as an obituary column in the paper. This is a notice to the whole world that this person has passed away and they now have a certain...

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