As the first generation to grow up in the age of the internet, Millennials (born 1981 to 1996) are known to have markedly different social and professional traits compared to their Generation X and Baby Boomer parents. These include being more technologically inclined, identifying with different social causes, and waiting longer to get married and…

ACTEC Fellow Bernard A. Krooks, an elder law expert, reviews the essential legal document such as Durable Power of Attorney (aka Financial Power of Attorney), and Advanced Healthcare Directives (Healthcare Proxy and Living Will) that should be in place.

Established by Congress in 2008, Estate Planning Awareness Week is observed annually during the third week in October to recognize the need, importance, and benefits of estate planning. Estate Planning Awareness Week is a great reminder not only to make sure your own estate plan is up to date, but also to talk to your…

You just got married or had a child and decide it’s time to make an estate plan. Where do you start? What do you need? Should you just draft a will and be finished? Wills are important, but there is much more to an estate plan. Read on to learn about six important components you…

The “Understanding Your Power of Attorney” video answers fundamental questions in estate planning. ACTEC Fellow Bernie Krooks explains why a Power of Attorney (POA) is the most important estate document you can sign in this video presentation. Krooks is a nationally-recognized expert in all aspects of elder law and special needs planning. Krooks answers critical…

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