No Executor? No Problem: 3 Alternatives to Consider

The executor of a Will is the person who has the legal responsibility to ensure that the deceased’s financial matters are handled. This can involve paying bills and taxes on the estate, making court appearances on behalf of the estate, distributing assets as laid out in the Will, and keeping up any property until it is sold or given to heirs. Your executor should be someone you trust, and who is familiar with you and Read More

Planning for the Unexpected: 5 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Children

Children are every parent's treasure. You do everything within your power to ensure they are protected and taken care of all the time. However, death is inevitable and therefore, you should put various mechanisms in place to ensure that your kids and properties are in good hands in case the worst happens. In this article, you will learn about specific things you should do to protect your children after you pass away. Read More

DNR Orders Explained

Every mentally competent patient has the right to either accept or refuse any medical treatment recommended to him or her by healthcare providers and medical professionals. This right has been called "a fundamental principle of liberty" and patients may exercise it even if the treatment offered is considered to be lifesaving. In the US, this right is guaranteed by law and enshrined in the American Hospital Read More

Are You the Executor of a Will? Here’s What to Expect

When a loved one passes, there’s a lot to manage. Emotions are likely to run high among family members and friends alike, and beyond the emotional fallout, there is a considerable amount of legal work to be done. That’s where the executor of an estate comes in; the executor may be named in the decedent’s Will. They may also be appointed by the court if the Will does not name an executor. If you’ve been named or Read More

5 Different Types of Wills

Wills are a commonly used tool in the world of estate planning, allowing testators to list their final wishes, layout their preferred division of assets, and provide for their heirs after their passing. There are many types of Wills, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. Read on to learn more. Simple Will Also known as a statutory Will, a simple Will is often suitable for those with straightforward small Read More

Understanding the Special Education Referral Process

When you suspect that your child may have special needs, you want immediate solutions. However, it takes time to navigate the special education system, determine what type of support your child needs, and ensure that they receive that support in every learning environment. Identifying Your Child’s Needs The first step is recognizing that your child may need additional assistance in their learning environment. Read More

6 Dangers of DIY Estate Planning

Estate planning is often overwhelming, and many couples and individuals worry that the cost of writing and filing legal documents will be too much to handle. However, the consequences of doing your own estate plan with documents or guides found online can be devastating for your loved ones and beneficiaries. 1. Errors on Estate Planning Forms Are Common DIY estate planning services and document databases often Read More

Wills vs. Living Trusts: Which One is Right for You?

You’ve worked hard to build up your assets and you want to ensure that they’re distributed properly after you pass. Both Wills and living trusts can help you protect your assets and provide for your children after your death. It’s important to consider different estate planning options to figure out which type of tool best suits your needs, and this blog will compare two of the most common. What is a Will? A Read More

4 Things New Homeowners Need to Hear

1. Please update your will. It’s so important to be sure that your will reflect your new purchase and what should happen if you die. 2. Review your life insurance. I have heard so many times, I have life insurance to cover my funeral expenses. If you have a mortgage, is it your intention that you want your family to live in the house if you die? How will they pay the mortgage? If so, review your life insurance to Read More

Understanding LRE

When you have a child with special needs, there’s a lot to consider when trying to meet their educational needs. Not only do you want them to learn and hit academic benchmarks, but you also want to nurture their social growth and help them feel included. In the past, students in special education programs often spent all or most of their time in a separate special education classroom, seeing their peers for only a Read More