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At times, guardianship may be needed

Tuesday, March 31st 2015 8:55 pm
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC, Attorneys in La Crosse WI
Even with financial and healthcare powers of attorney, there may be times when a court-ordered guardianship is needed for individuals unable to make decisions for themselves.
“A power of attorney does not have to be court-ordered. Power of attorney documents can be executed without court involvement and financial powers of attorney may be activated by the individual...

Estate planning for parents: should the guardian and the trustee be the same person

Tuesday, February 24th 2015 2:40 pm
Johns, Flaherty & Collins
My husband and I just had a baby and are doing our first will. Should the trustee and the guardian we choose for our son be the same person?
The guardian typically chooses with whom the child lives—usually choosing him/herself—while the trustee handles the money from the parents’ estate, according to their instructions.