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Expungements - a way to a better tomorrow

Posted by Cery Kennedy | Oct 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

People make mistakes. And sometimes those mistakes have far-reaching consequences: such as your ability to find a good job and secure, safe, and affordable housing. An expungement is a way to remove past offenses from your public record. When a record is expunged or set aside it no longer become...

What is a Last Will and Testament?

Posted by Cery Kennedy | Aug 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

A Last Will and Testament is a legal document in which you name one or more people, called a Personal Representative, to manage your estate after you die. A Last Will and Testament can be changed or revoked at any time until you become legally incompetent, or you die. In your Last Will and Test...

How do I get a Revocable Living Trust?

Posted by Cery Kennedy | Aug 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

Your Estate Planning Attorney will work with you to create a trust that meets your specific needs and requirements. It is important that you work with your Estate Planning Attorney because there are many provisions that must be properly drafted. Your Revocable Living Trust is a unique document t...

What is a Revocable Living Trust?

Posted by Cery Kennedy | Aug 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

A Revocable Living Trust owns and manages your property (such as real estate, stocks, motor vehicles, and bank accounts) for your benefit while you are alive. You can revoke or amend your Revocable Living Trust until you become legally incompetent or you die. You appoint a person(s), called a tr...

What is a guardian?

Posted by Cery Kennedy | Aug 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

A guardian is a person who has the power and the responsibility to make certain decisions about your care. A guardian may decide where you live, what medical care you will receive, and who will care for you every day. If you do not have a Durable Power of Attorney or a Durable Health Care Power ...

What is a conservator?

Posted by Cery Kennedy | Jul 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

A conservator is a person who has the power and responsibility over your financial assets and property because you cannot manage your property and financial affairs effectively because of certain reasons and: 1) you have property that will be wasted or used up; or 2) funds are needed for the supp...

What is a Durable Health Care Power of Attorney?

Posted by Cery Kennedy | Jul 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

A Durable Health Care Power of Attorney is a legal document in which you designate a person, called a Patient Advocate, to make healthcare decisions for you in the event that you cannot make these decisions for yourself. You can only execute a Durable Health Care Power of Attorney if you are com...

What is a Durable Power of Attorney for Finance?

Posted by Cery Kennedy | Jul 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

A Durable Power of Attorney is a legal document in which you designate a person(s), called an Agent, to assist you (not replace) with your financial affairs either now, or when you are incapacitated. You can only execute a Durable Power of Attorney if you are competent, and if you understand wha...

What is probate?

Posted by Cery Kennedy | Jul 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

Probate is a court process in which the property of the deceased is distributed. Probate is needed when a person dies owning property solely in their name or jointly with others. The court appoints a personal representative, and issues to the personal representative “letters of authority”. Typic...

What are Some Benefits to Having a Trust?

Posted by Cery Kennedy | Jul 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

What are Some Benefits to Having a Trust? You can avoid probate. There is not anything to probate if all of your property is owned by the trust. No need for court intervention. Your trustee manages the Trust according to its terms. You may do planning for people with special needs....

Law Office of Cery R. Kennedy has gone virtual

Posted by Cery Kennedy | Jul 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

As of July 1, 2022, the Law Office of Cery R. Kennedy has gone virtual. Over the past couple of years my law practice has changed. The majority of my work has been virtual. Like many others, I no longer have a need for the physical office space.Although, I may no longer have a physical office sp...

Ways to Avoid Probate

Posted by Cery Kennedy | Jul 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

1. You can avoid probate if all of your property is in your trust. There is nothing to probate if all of your property is owned by the trust. 2. Property that has named beneficiaries, such as life insurance policies, pension benefits, IRAs, and payable on death bank accounts are not probated bec...

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