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A quick look at the difference between conservatorship and power of attorney

One of the tools commonly used to address the needs of adults with mental health challenges is the conservatorship. As readers may know, a conservatorship is a court-appointed arrangement in which a conservator is empowered to make decisions regarding a protected person’s property and financial affairs. Conservatorship appointments allow families to help ensure a family member with mental health issues is taken care of from a financial perspective.

Like other important things, estate plan needs periodic updating

It's laudable, of course, if you have already expended the necessary time, effort and well-considered thought necessary to craft a soundly tailored and forward-thinking estate plan to provide for your family, lawfully avoid taxes, fund your favorite charity, establish a personal legacy and so forth. Undoubtedly, you felt a sense of accomplishment and relief in the wake of doing so.

No heirs or living spouse: still a need for sound estate planning

Some individuals in Massachusetts and elsewhere across the country likely feel sometimes as though they are standing outside a bubble denoted "estate planning and administration" and contemplating others within it who are timely and rationally taking care of business in that important realm while they are not.

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