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Advance Medical Directives: Facts About Medical Living Wills And Powers of Attorney

By Susan Sandys | October 6, 2016

Advance medical directives, also known as advance healthcare directives, began to be developed in the United States in the 1960s and are now a standard part of estate planning.  These legal documents help lighten the burden on your loved ones with medical decisions, end-of-life health care decisions, and also potentially help avoid treatments that would…

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Facts About Wills

10 Interesting Facts About Wills

By Susan Sandys | October 3, 2016

There are a lot of facts about Last Wills that many people don’t know. For example, did you know that every person, 18 years and older, should have a Will? Whether you are rolling in money or poor as a church mouse, and everything in between, you need a Will. Whether you are single, married…

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Digital Assets

What Happens to Your Online Accounts and other Digital Assets After You Die?

By Susan Sandys | September 22, 2016

The world has become digitalized over the past decade or so. Technology and the internet have become a necessity. They are embedded in our everyday lives. We have come to a point where it’s difficult to imagine a world without the internet. Transactions are now made online. Things have become paperless, from emails to bills…

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questions about deceased estates

5 Common Questions About Deceased Estates

By Susan Sandys | September 15, 2016

Home is where your heart is.  For many, the idea of “going home” simple means going to wherever Mom and Dad’s house is.  It may or may not be your childhood home, but somehow it’s become “home,” because they are there. While it is unpleasant to think about, it becomes quickly apparent that after losing…

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia estate planning

How Can Estate Planning Help You When Your Loved One is Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

By Susan Sandys | September 8, 2016

Alzheimer’s and dementia are 2 of the most feared words in the English language.  Both of these diseases have touched many, many Americans.  Estate planning can help you gain some control over a situation that probably feels totally out of control. Let’s say you are named in your mom, Marilyn’s, Financial Durable General Power of…

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What Do You Need To Know About Guardianship in Arizona

By Susan Sandys | August 24, 2016
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Estate Planning After Death

Funerals and Cremations – Estate Planning And Death

By Susan Sandys | August 19, 2016

Estate planning wouldn’t be complete without talking about death and burial. This blog will focus on what you need to know to put together a loved one’s funeral or cremation and what you can do to prepare for your own. Options for how to handle a funeral are expanding. There is a movement afloat to…

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Estate Planning is the Ultimate Control Freak Experience

By Susan Sandys | August 15, 2016

No one wants to admit to being a control freak, but the truth is, many of us are. The more frightening a situation is, the more we want to control it. Is there really a scarier situation than meeting up with the Grim Reaper or Mr. Alzheimer’s? Estate planning lets you assert some control over…

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Putting Together an Estate Plan

What Should you Think About When Putting Together an Estate Plan?

By Susan Sandys | August 11, 2016
What Should you Think About When Putting Together an Estate Plan?
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What Should you Think About When Putting Together an Estate Plan?
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Types of Deeds and How They Work in The Estate Planning

By Susan Sandys | August 10, 2016

Let’s focus on how you title real estate. This is very important to estate planning since most people want to leave real estate to loved ones without the loved ones having a hassle. I am going to focus on 4 different types of deeds and how they work in the estate planning realm. The most…

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Mental Health Estate Planning

Mental Health Estate Planning: What Can You Do If Your Elderly Loved One Is Losing It?

By Susan Sandys | August 8, 2016
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Mental Health Estate Planning for The Elderly Who is Losing it.
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Why Do I Need a Financial Durable Power of Attorney and What Does it Do

Do I Need a Financial Durable Power of Attorney?

By Susan Sandys | August 5, 2016

Financial Durable Powers of Attorney, Why You Should Get one? Financial Durable Powers of Attorney are a very important part of an estate plan. First of all, most Financial Durable Powers of Attorney are durable.  “Durable” doesn’t have anything to do with the strength of the document. “Durable” means that if you are mentally competent…

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