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We strive to make the process of estate planning and estate administration as simple and straightforward as possible. At American Wills and Estates we speak to our clients in plain English, and we are sensitive to the fact that many of our clients are still grieving the loss of a loved one. Our number one goal is to put our clients at ease and to reassure them with competency and compassion in their times of need.

5 Common Misconceptions About Power of Attorneys

Clients are always asking me, 'do I really need a Durable Power of Attorney?' The short answer is yes, it's an extremely important element of a well drafted estate plan.

Here's an article that I recently read that does a nice job of explaining some of the common misconceptions people have when it comes to power of attorneys. Take a look.

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7 Compelling Reasons Why You Need a Last Will and Testament

Seven common sense reasons why we should all have a Last Will and Testament. Take a look, I think you'll find these reasons eye opening and pretty compelling.


Not Having an Estate Plan is Not a Good Idea

We hear it every day, "I'm not worried about estate planning, I don't have that much to leave to my children anyway." Don't make that mistake.

Proper estate planning involves much more than simply determining what you're going to leave to your children or other heirs. If you've been procrastinating about putting an estate plan in place, then you might want to take a... Read More

Estate Planning: 6 Easy Rules to Follow

Estate planning is typically not an activity that people look forward to. After all, none of us really want to think about our own mortality. Nonetheless, it’s an extremely important step that we all need to take in order to protect our surviving family members and loved ones. If you follow and apply these six basic steps, the task of putting an effective estate plan in... Read More

Estate Planning Mistakes

Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes: The James Dean Estate

To be sure, estate planning can be a rather dry and uninviting subject. However, when related to a late celebrity and the mistakes they may have made, it often becomes much more interesting. Here's a piece on the James Dean estate battles that arose after his death.

Don't be a rebel without a cause, take steps today to protect your family and your hard earned legacy... Read More

Power of Attorney

The Importance of Having a Power of Attorney

One of the most important pieces in a simple estate plan is a well drafted Power of Attorney. While a Last Will and Testament only comes into play after your death, a Power of Attorney is a legal document that can have a profound impact on your day-to-day care and well- being in the event that you become incapacitated or unable to manage your own affairs at some point... Read More

Estate Planning Tips

Here's a simple little video that does a nice job of simplifying the importance of estate planning and a few of the

different considerations that come into play when formulating a plan. Take a look.


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