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Matthew Karr

Matthew Karr’s Legal Guides

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  • Estate Planning Basics: The Advance Directive (a.k.a. Living Will)

    An advance directive, also known as a living will, works in conjunction with a health care proxy by expressing your wishes as to how your designated agent should proceed in certain specific circumstances such as how and when you wish to receive medical treatment in the event of a...

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  • Estate Planning Basics: The Health Care Proxy

    A healthcare proxy, sometimes called a medical power of attorney, gives your spouse or other designated agent the legal authority to make healthcare decisions if you cannot do so yourself. This tool, if properly drafted, allows your wishes to be followed even when you are incapab...

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  • The Basic Estate Plan (and Why You Need One)

    When some people think of estate planning they picture a complex web of trusts and shell companies designed to protect some billionaires empire. The truth is that estate planning, even in its most basic form, is a vital tool for everyoneregardless of your net worth. Do you have ...

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  • Estate Planning Basics: Durable Powers of Attorney

    A durable power of attorney allows you to appoint an agent to make financial decisions on your behalf should you ever become incapacitated. This can be a critical estate planning tool to ensure that your finances are managed properly and for your benefit, and should be part of an...

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