Orange City Estate Planning Blog

What Does a Living Will Do for Me?

A living will is a legal document expressing your wishes on receiving or declining medical care or life-sustaining treatments should you become terminally ill or injured and unable to communicate those decisions for yourself.

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What If Estate Is Beneficiary of an IRA?

It may sound like it makes sense, and it might be easier than picking a person (or two) to name, however there are some serious downsides to naming your estate as the beneficiary for your IRA.

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Why Do Siblings Fight after Death of a Parent?

There is no legal requirement that anyone give anyone else money or property when they pass.  The law says that as long as you understand what you’re doing, you can give your assets to anyone you feel like giving them to, equal or not.

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What’s First Step in Preventing Elder Abuse?

The prevalence of elder abuse is hard to estimate because it is underreported. However, according to the National Council on Aging, approximately one in 10 Americans age 60 or older have experienced some form of elder abuse— be it physical, emotional, psychological or financial.

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