How a Power of Attorney Can Be Abused

How a Power of Attorney Can Be Abused

A high-profile case has recently highlighted the abuse of a power of attorney and the guardianship of older people who are suffering from cognitive decline. Sci-fi icon Nichelle Nichols, from the original Star Trek, is undergoing a legal battle regarding her...
De Facto Partner Wins Estate Battle

De Facto Partner Wins Estate Battle

Sisters who said their dead father’s grieving partner was just one of his many lovers have been ordered to hand her £325,000 by a judge in the United Kingdom. Jane Redmond and Lynn Leberknight denied that Carole Anne Taylor, 70, was due anything from their...
Millennials: You Need Estate Planning Too

Millennials: You Need Estate Planning Too

Millennials may be a young generation with death the last thing on their minds, but they also need estate planning advice. Millennials are a loosely defined group of people born between approximately 1981 to 1996, some of whom have garnered a notorious reputation for...
Can You Write A Digital Will?

Can You Write A Digital Will?

As much of our lives migrate to the digital sphere, can you write a digital will? A Michigan court of appeals decided this week that, despite a mother’s plea, a message left behind by her 21-year-old son on his cellphone is valid as a will. Lanora Jones, 49, the...