A Power of Attorney is among the familiar of all estate planning documents. When all goes as planned, a Power of Attorney can be used under a wide range of circumstances and can be used to further numerous estate planning goals. What happens though if a party refuses to honor a Power of Attorney? The Grand Forks estate planning attorneys at German Law Group explain your rights as an Agent under a Power of Attorney and what happens if someone challenges that authority. What Is a Power of … [Read more...] about Can a Party Refuse to Honor a Power of Attorney?
The divorce rate hovers around 50 percent for first-marriages in the U.S. with a significant percentage of those divorces resulting in a remarriage that creates a blended family. If you are part of a blended family, you know the hard work it takes to successfully blend two existing families into one harmonious new family. One thing you do not want to overlook when creating a blended family is the heightened importance of a having a comprehensive estate plan in place. The Grand Forks estate … [Read more...] about Why Estate Planning Is Crucial for a Blended Family
There are all sorts of formalities to an estate plan. Does that mean you can’t change anything by yourself? Read on to learn how your estate plan, if done properly, can give you the flexibility to make changes by yourself as to certain assets. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Building Flexibility into Your Plan
Before the pandemic, Americans were more mobile than ever. When you move, you have to change your address, your voter registration, and all sorts of other things. But, do you need to revise your estate planning documents? Like with many things in law, it depends on your situation. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Will Your Estate Plan Still Work If You Move?
There is more to estate planning than disposing of your assets after your death. Planning for your incapacity is just as important. Read on to learn more about how incapacity planning can save you and your loved ones' anxiety. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Planning for Incapacity
Currently, each person can give $11.58 million during life or at death. However, that amount will be cut in half by January 1, 2026. It may go down even sooner. Read on to learn why and how you should use it before you lose it. … [Read more...] about Use the Exclusion or Lose It
This is the second in a three-part series of articles on Powers of Attorney. The first article examined the Financial Power of Attorney. This second article examines the Healthcare Power of Attorney and Advance Directive. Read on to learn more … [Read more...] about The Basics: “HIPAA” Powers
What’s an “Assignment and Nominee” agreement and what does it do? Some attorneys use such an agreement as a belt and suspenders approach to funding. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Assignment and Nominee
Leaving assets to your adult children or other beneficiaries may seem simple. But in many situations, it can be quite tricky. For example, if you have a beneficiary with special needs, you must take special care. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Leaving Assets Can Be Tricky – Part 3
Leaving assets to your adult children or other beneficiaries may seem simple. But in many situations, it can be quite tricky. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Leaving Assets Can Be Tricky – Part 2