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January 2019 Archives

An overview of the full power of attorney

If a person is granted full power of attorney, he or she can make financial or medical decisions on a Virginia resident's behalf. This may allow an agent to enter into contracts or put an end to those that the principal has previously entered into. An agent may also be granted access to a person's safe deposit boxes or gain access to digital accounts. Therefore, it is important for a person to think carefully before granting this power.

Choosing the right executor for your will

Most people are uncomfortable talking about their own mortality, but it’s important to plan for your wishes at the end of your life. If you have a spouse, children or grandchildren, having a will in place will provide for your family’s future needs and ensure that your preferences are followed.

What a will does in an estate plan

Unlike a trust, a will must be recorded so that somebody can be granted authority to transfer assets. This is not the case when a trust is created. That's why trusts may be better for some estate owners in Virginia. As with a will, trusts may contain instructions as to how assets are to be transferred. However, the trustee is the one who is granted the power to do so without the need for a court to get involved.

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