What Does An Executor Do?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Sep 1, 2016 in Blog, Wills & Estate

When a person passes away and leaves a will, an executor is named to take responsibility for the intentions and requests of the deceased. While that sentence may sum it up succinctly, an executor’s job is anything but– close attention to detail, flexibility and a willingness to make difficult choices are just some of the…Read More Here!

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE: Will vs. Personal Directive

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Aug 15, 2016 in Blog, Wills & Estate

It is unpleasant to think about, but everyone over the age of 18 should have a will and personal directive in case the worst happens. To many, an estate plan is synonymous with these documents– but in fact, a will and a personal directive are only two parts that make up the whole of careful…Read More Here!

5 Things To Know When Preparing A Will

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jun 6, 2016 in Blog, Wills & Estate

Many people put off creating their will because it means they have to face the idea of their ultimate demise; however, having a will in place is very important to make sure that your loved ones and assets are legally protected. Read on for five important things to keep in mind before you sit down…Read More Here!

Legal Speak 101: What Is A Power Of Attorney?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on May 23, 2016 in Blog, Wills & Estate

A power of attorney is a document that gives another party the legal authority to act on your behalf. Depending on the power you give them, your attorney will be in charge of your legal and financial affairs. A power of attorney is generally named when planning for possible incapacity or extended absences. Generally speaking,…Read More Here!

When Should I Write A Will?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Apr 25, 2016 in Blog, Wills & Estate

It’s not uncommon for estate planning to fall to the bottom of the to-do list and stay there, but having a will is very important. Providing a will allows you to divide up your assets so that your family and loved ones are taken care of in the event of your death. So when should…Read More Here!