Choose Wisely and Protect Yourself When Naming a Power of Attorney

Benjamin Long Healthcare, Power of Attorney

“Children may have moved away or lost touch. Old contacts may have died or become disabled. You cannot trust everyone and criminal cases based on …

Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Battle Continues

Benjamin Long Guardians, Power of Attorney

“The legal controversy surrounding Britney Spears is no secret. Her father has controlled her career and finances since 2008, a position she’s been fighting against …

How Do I Talk to the Children About My Estate Planning?

Benjamin Long Estate Planning Attorney, Power of Attorney

“Many baby boomers may hesitate to discuss money with their children, but the reality is that a massive amount of wealth will be transferred in …

How Do You Handle Probate?

Benjamin Long Power of Attorney

“Although there is considerable legal information and misinformation, it is generally understood that a last will and testament is the device used to distribute property …

Do You Need Power of Attorney if You Have a Joint Account?

Benjamin Long Attorney in Fact, Fiduciaries, Power of Attorney

“As you know, a power of attorney (POA) allows another person, the Attorney-in-Fact (AIF), to conduct business on behalf of the principal. The POA authorizes …

Why Do You Need a Health Care Directive?

Benjamin Long Advanced Directive, Estate Planning Attorney, Healthcare, Power of Attorney

“A heath care directive is a legal document that lets you express your health care preferences and, if you wish, designate authority to someone to …

What Are Typical Estate Planning Documents?

Benjamin Long Estate Planning Attorney, Power of Attorney, Trusts, Wills

“If you want loved ones to remember you fondly, tackle your estate planning tasks. Your heirs will thank you for not leaving a legal mess …

Should You Add Someone to Your Bank Account?

Benjamin Long Beneficiaries, Power of Attorney

“I know of someone who was joint account holder with his dad for many years, then later his dad then appointed him as power of …

How Does Guardianship Work?

Benjamin Long Guardians, Power of Attorney, Special Needs

“As a result of illness, old age or incapacity, what may happen when you can no longer handle your own decision-making, handle your own money …

Don’t Overlook Key Parts of Estate Plan

Benjamin Long Estate Planning Attorney, Guardians, Healthcare, Power of Attorney, Trusts, Wills

“During the past four months, more than 141,000 Americans have died of COVID-19. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the pandemic has prompted some people to get …