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August 2018 Archives

What is a power of attorney for health care?

One of the most common misconceptions about estate planning is that it only involves wills and trusts. However, an estate plan can include numerous documents that protect more than just our assets. For instance, many people have a power of attorney for health care as part of their estate plan.

I'm named as a personal representative: What does this mean?

After someone passes away, it is necessary to resolve matters related to his or her estate. These matters could be financial, legal, personal or logistical. And the person responsible for addressing these details is typically the personal representative named in the decedent's will.

Collaborating through your divorce

It may be difficult to believe that divorce rates are the lowest they have been since the 1970s. Conversely, marriage rates in The United States are the lowest they have been in almost 150 years, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics. This correlation could point to a more thoughtful marrying and divorcing population.

3 factors to consider when naming someone to act on your behalf

The probate process can be a confusing, frustrating experience for people who are still grieving the death of a loved one. Selected parties must make decisions on how to distribute assets, how to interpret a decedent's wishes and how to take care of the people and property the person left behind.

Collaborative divorce: a more amicable way to end your marriage

At the Law Offices of Mark S. Knutson, SC, in Wisconsin, we find that more and more of our clients wish to forgo the stress, cost and emotional upheaval so often encountered in a traditional litigated divorce. They prefer to end their marriages in a calmer and more amicable manner. If you are of the same mind, a collaborative divorce may be just the answer you are looking for.

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