No Personal Representative? Not a Problem!

Part of creating an estate plan involves choosing the person who will act as your Personal Representative or “executor” after you pass away. This person will make sure your wishes as expressed in your will are respected. Their responsibilities include identifying and collecting your assets, paying your debts and taxes, and distributing your assets to whomever you have selected to receive them.   Most people select a Read More

A Guide to Five Popular Estate Planning Tools

Power of attorney Creating an estate plan is an essential part of smart planning for the future. If you are new to estate planning -- perhaps one of the many people who has realized how fragile life is as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and wants to prepare for unexpected possibilities -- you might not realize how many useful tools you have at your disposal. Today, we’re taking a very basic look at some of our Read More

Adult Guardianship – The Basics

When you think of a guardian, you likely think of a child’s parents. But did you know that an incapacitated adult can also have a guardian? Courts can appoint a person or even an institution to make decisions for an adult who is not capable of making decisions for him- or herself. In a guardianship, the person who is incapacitated is referred to as the “respondent or ward.” Guardian vs. Conservator in Alaska In Read More