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Estate planning is the process of organizing your legal and financial affairs to take care of yourself and your family. Depending on your preferences and needs, planning can include preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advance medical directives.
PROBATE & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
Probate is the court-supervised process of settling a deceased person’s final affairs. It requires appointment of the executor named in the will, or if the person died without a will, an heir serves as administrator. Estate administration refers to any instance where a person is managing someone else’s assets, such as an agent under a power of attorney.
A guardian is needed for adults who are unable to make decisions for themselves. Sometimes the inability is due to diseases associated with aging, like dementia, but it can also happen to younger adults with unexpected illness or injury. If the incapacitated loved one doesn’t have an estate plan, you may need a guardianship or conservatorship to make medical decisions or perform financial transactions on their behalf. A guardian or conservator can only be appointed by the court.