First of all, pat yourself on the back. You have made the right decision to create or update your estate plan.Even the best-intentioned individuals fail to make it this far. Now, you might be wondering what documents to gather for your initial meeting with a Norman Dowler, LLP attorney.This article intends to answer this query,…Read more
Powers of Attorney – Why are they necessary?
Why are they necessary? There is a misconception that powers of attorney are for the rich only. The truth of the matter is - anyone can and should have a power of attorney. In the event you become mentally incompetent and cannot handle your financial affairs, the role of the power of attorney is to…Read more
Year End Estate Planning
Review your estate plan to ensure it continues to meet your needs As one year winds down and we ready ourselves for the next, don't forget to update important documents, such as your estate plan. An annual review ensures that your estate plan continues to work effectively. Estate planning documents are executed with certain formalities…Read more
The Importance of Health Care Directives
How to avoid becoming the next Terri Schiavo Do you remember Terri Schiavo? Her heart stopped at age 25 and she never regained consciousness. Her husband insisted she would not want to be kept alive in this condition, while her parents were equally as adamant she would not want to die. In the spring of…Read more