Estate Articles

One of the most important aspects of estate planning is choosing who will represent you after you die or if you become incapacitated. Your representative will essentially speak for you when you are no longer able to do so for yourself. Therefore, you should think seriously about who would be able to shoulder that responsibility and manage your affairs successfully.
Parents of minor children are encouraged to designate guardians in a Last Will and Testament in order to make sure that their children are cared for in the event of an emergency that leaves them unable to do so.
Many people partake in international travel at some point in their lives, but few realize the amount of preparation it takes, especially if they have families, jobs, and homes to think of.
Preparing your own funeral plans may not be at the top of your to-do list, but it does offer many personal and financial benefits. Aside from giving you control over your body and final arrangements, it also takes care of an unpleasant task for your family after your passing.
Whether you plan to travel to another country or you feel it's time to get your affairs in order, there are many things to consider when creating your estate plans. Aside from choosing how you will distribute your assets, and who will represent you after you pass away, you will also need to select someone to act for you if you are unable to act for yourself, such as in the event of incapacitation.

Estate Checklists

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Estate Planning Documents

Last Will and TestamentA document used to distribute personal assets to beneficiaries after death.
Power of AttorneyA document used to name a personal representative in the event of incapacitation.
Health Care DirectiveA document that outlines personal health care preferences in the case of an emergency.
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