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How Does an Annuity Work, and is it Right for You?

If you have ever considered setting up a retirement account, then you have probably come across the term “annuity.” If you are over the age …

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Coronavirus and Estate Planning

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it may feel like there are few aspects of your life that you can control, beyond hand washing and social distancing. …

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When a Caregiver Gets Too Close

If you live in Alabama and you have an aging parent or other relative, you likely are already aware of the many ways people attempt …

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When a Nursing Home Will Not Take Your Power of Attorney

You did everything right. You had a power of attorney created for your aging loved one, and even had the loved one sign it. Everything …

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What is Capacity for Making a Will?

Most Americans do not have a last will and testament in place. In fact, not long ago AARP estimated that about 60% of adults do …

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Understanding the Role of the Guardian ad Litem

If you are like most people, you have probably never really given much thought to what goes on in a courtroom when a minor or …

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Moving an Adult Guardianship from Another State to Alabama

One of the great things about living in the United States is the ability to move from one place to another with ease. For most …

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What to do When You Suspect a Loved One has Diminished Mental Capacity

Perhaps it is a spouse or an aging parent, but in recent months you have started noticing ‘changes.’ Maybe it began with intermittent forgetfulness, or …

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How do I Contest a Will?  

Unlike a trust, a will cannot control your assets after you die. Instead, a will just determines where they go when you die. In other …

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Why You Should Not Have an Investment Broker or Insurance Agent do Your Estate Plan

Perhaps you have got a local insurance broker or investment advisor who has long been your most trusted source of investment and retirement planning advice. …

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When Should You Update Your Power of Attorney?

Most people by now realize that it is important to have certain legal documents in place in the event of an emergency or life event. …

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Three Common Sense Reasons You Should Consider a Trust

When people hear the term “trust fund,” they usually think of the super-wealthy, but trusts are not just for those with incredibly high-asset estates. Many …

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Preparing for the High Cost of a Nursing Home Stay

Not all estate planning is about wealth building. In fact, these days most Americans are less concerned about what happens if they die, but rather, …

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Am I too Young to Have a Will? Here are Five Reasons to Get One

According to AARP, only about 40% of Americans have a will. This number is even higher for younger adults. According to a recent Gallup poll, …

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Finding Hidden Assets in Probate

When someone dies, the law gives the decedent’s representative broad power and authority to look for and collect assets and gather information about debts. This …

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Life Insurance-Funded Trusts: A Terrific Resource for Middle Income Planning

Most people know they should have enough life insurance to take care of loved ones in the event of an unexpected death. Conventional wisdom says …

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