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For Those With Declining Health: Express Your Wishes in an Estate Plan – DigitalJournal.com (press release)

For Those With Declining Health: Express Your Wishes in an Estate PlanDigitalJournal.com (press release)Learn more about the estate planning instruments that can put your desires into action should you become unable to express them. March 25, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — Anyone facing a chronic health problem or terminal illness can benefit immensely from … and more »

Estate Planning: How a settlor’s capacity affects the rights of beneficiaries – Lake County News

Estate Planning: How a settlor's capacity affects the rights of beneficiariesLake County NewsAn elderly person's mental capacity to make decisions affecting the management, investment and disposition at death of his trust estate is often disputed in lawsuits over alleged wrongs done to the elderly person and/or his family.

It’s never too early or too late to start planning – Agri News

It's never too early or too late to start planningAgri NewsA helpful suggestion coupled with childhood memories led Myron Friesen to start a farm estate planning business. Friesen, 44, was an FFA adviser, agricultural education teacher and farmer ready to make a change when a neighbor and good friend suggested …

CAC & Rose Law Group team up for free Estate Planning & Asset Protection … – SanTanValley.com

CAC & Rose Law Group team up for free Estate Planning & Asset Protection …SanTanValley.comCentral Arizona College and the Rose Law Group are teaming up to offer a free workshop on Estate Planning and Asset Protection this Saturday, March 24, from 12:30-1:15 pm at the Signal Peak Campus. The 45-minute information session will take place in …

You inherit, they tax – Winnipeg Free Press

You inherit, they taxWinnipeg Free PressCall it the X factor, says Christine Van Cauwenberghe, director of tax and estate planning at Investors Group. "Retirement is largely an unknown for a lot of people," she says. Sure, there are the goals and dreams: snowbirding, golfing and hanging with …

KIS-ing Estate Planning – LifeHealthPro

LifeHealthPro KIS-ing Estate PlanningLifeHealthProBy George R. Barnes Estate planning can sound like a daunting task. However, within the dynamic of the client and the team of financial professionals, I have found if you keep it as straightforward as possible, you are capable of achieving great …

Farmers could suffer though sitting on gold mines – Dickinson Press

Farmers could suffer though sitting on gold minesDickinson PressA Bismarck estate planning expert took area farmers and ranchers back to school Wednesday during his presentation on “Intgrating Farm and Ranch Planning with Mineral and Surface Income,” which took place in the Legends Ball Room at the Ramada Grand …

LAW: Lessons learned in Etta James estate case – Press-Enterprise

LAW: Lessons learned in Etta James estate casePress-EnterpriseThe attorney, who specializes in estate planning and elder law issues, plans to talk about some of the challenges and lessons learned from the case in the episode and on Tuesday, he discussed some of them. If it seems likely that someone may make the …

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Elects Louis A … – Sacramento Bee

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Elects Louis A …Sacramento Bee"It is an honor to serve the College and to support the expansion of ACTEC's role educating the general public of the importance of estate planning for all families," said Mezzullo. "ACTEC fellows have exclusive access to the 'best and the brightest' … and more »

Cheapest lawyer may not be best – Winnipeg Free Press

Cheapest lawyer may not be bestWinnipeg Free PressEstate planning was simpler then. Lawyers often spent a mere 20 minutes with each client. They were also willing to lose money doing the will. In sales terms, it was a "loss leader." The fee for the will was irrelevant: The lawyer's objective was to …