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01.27.2021

Confused? Learn the Difference Between Heirs and Beneficiaries

In conversation, the words “heir” and “beneficiary” are commonly used synonymously. Legally, they are not! Read on to understand the difference. If There’s A Will, There’s A… Plan for beneficiaries!  In other words, in a…
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Confused? Learn the Difference Between Heirs and Beneficiaries
01.13.2021

Guardians and Vaccine Decisions

How should court-appointed guardians handle decisions about the COVID-19 vaccine with their wards? Experts advise: apply the substituted judgment standard. Focus On The Ward’s Wishes and Values Carefully and respectfully making important decisions on behalf…
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Guardians and Vaccine Decisions
Court Bonds 12.19.2020

Receiverships and Receiver Bonds: What You Need to Know

Receiverships, backed by receiver bonds, can be important for recovering funds in real estate foreclosures and other business disputes. The Role of Receivers A receiver can be appointed to take custody of the assets, property,…
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Receiverships and Receiver Bonds: What You Need to Know
Court Bonds 11.06.2020

Guardian of the Estate: Understanding the Duties

Court-appointed estate guardians accept significant fiduciary responsibilities. Understand the legal commitment. When Is a Guardian of the Estate Necessary? LegalZoom defines guardianship of adults as: A legal mechanism whereby a suitable person makes important decisions…
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Guardian of the Estate: Understanding the Duties
Court Bonds 10.27.2020

Scams Are On The Rise: Protect The Elderly!

  If you are responsible for the well-being of an elderly person, now is a good time to update safety measures aimed at increasing protection against scams and identity theft. Guardians and Conservators: Take Extra…
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Scams Are On The Rise: Protect The Elderly!
Surety Bonds 10.18.2020

Understanding Estates and Estate Bonds: Advice for Families

Understanding Estates and Estate Bonds: Advice for Families “You can’t take it with you”—is frequently cautioned among family and friends. Yet, many of us can’t seem to bring ourselves to plan ahead for our valuables….
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Understanding Estates and Estate Bonds: Advice for Families
Court Bonds 08.31.2020

What You Need to Know About New York Surrogate’s Court Bonds

Individuals chosen to be fiduciaries, administrators, and executors within the Empire State are typically required to post a surety bond. Surrogate’s courts require fiduciaries to obtain such a bond to safeguard the interests and affairs of the…
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What You Need to Know About New York Surrogate’s Court Bonds
Court Bonds 08.10.2020

Planning Your Legacy: Understanding the Difference Between a Trust and a Will

It is a no-brainer that in the event of your departure from this lifetime, you will want your family to be protected and well taken care of. Having a solid plan in place that confirms…
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Planning Your Legacy: Understanding the Difference Between a Trust and a Will
Court Bonds 06.15.2020

Hawaii District Courts Resume Some Cases Monday

Oahu state district courts will restart some courtroom activities this week, according to the Hawaii Judiciary. Activities deemed “official court business”, such as business and court proceedings with the traffic Violations Bureau and the Legal…
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Hawaii District Courts Resume Some Cases Monday