Every adult (including those kids in college) should have a Medical Power of Attorney. Most people believe that they would have the authority to speak for their spouses, partners and children if a health emergency left their loved one unable to make or communicate their own decisions. Legally this is not true. You are not […]

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Estate Planning is the process of drafting documents in which you set forth your wishes for managing your assets during your life if you become incapacitated and for how your assets will be distributed at your death. At Hutchison Law Firm, LLC we work with you to utilize strategies such as tax planning and methods […]

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You must decide between using a Living Trust and a Will as your main document when you prepare your estate plan. Many people are confused by the differences. When you use a Will for your main estate planning document your personal representative (sometimes called an executor) will use the probate system to transfer your solely […]

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Every adult (including those kids in college) should have a Durable Power of Attorney. In this document you name a trusted person to act as your agent for financial matters while you are living. The person you name is authorized to sign for you whether you are incapacitated or not. We all need to have […]

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Probate takes place when the owner of property dies and an asset must be transferred from the deceased to another person. Probate is a court procedure in which a Will is submitted, proved to be valid or invalid and administered according to state law. If a person dies without having executed a Will or Revocable […]

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A Revocable Trust can be used as your main estate planning document instead of a Last Will. It is important to note that if you have a Will, the probate process must be used to administer the Will. A Will does not avoid probate. If you have a revocable trust you can avoid the probate […]

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