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Estate Planning for Those with Alzheimer’s Disease

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

The Law Office of Angela N. Manz provides valuable resources for families that have loved ones struggling with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Our firm provides comprehensive estate planning services to help your loved one protect their assets after they become incapacitated. If Alzheimer’s Disease runs in your family, it is important… Read More »

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One Step for Determining if a Will is Enough for Your Estate Plan

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

Most people need, at minimum, a will in their estate plan to ensure a smooth transition of assets to limit stress and confusion among loved ones, and to verify that an appointed guardian has been established for a minor. However, a will may not go far enough to help you accomplish all of your… Read More »

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Why Would I Need an Advanced Medical Directive as Part of My Virginia Estate Planning?

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

Virginia law specifically authorizes something known as advanced medical directives and provides suggestions in terms of implementation. An advanced medical directive typically helps to accomplish a few goals including: Providing authorization under HIPAA laws for the release of the signing person’s medical information to selected doctors, hospitals or insurance providers. Appointing the signer’s agents… Read More »

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What Does Guardianship Have to Do with My Estate Plan?

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

When someone passes away with minor children, a plan for the care of those children may be crucial to helping them through a difficult time. When a child loses their only parent or both parents, guardianship helps to ensure a smoother transition. Thinking about guardianship is essential if you’re planning to start a family… Read More »

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Safely Storing Your Virginia Estate Plan

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

If you spend the time creating estate planning documents to protect your interests, you need to take the extra step of safely securing these materials. Too often, it can be difficult for loved ones to find your items in a timely manner, which adds unneeded stress and confusion after you’ve passed away. Most people… Read More »

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Should I Create a Charitable Estate Plan?

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

Estate planning involves connecting your individual goals and intentions for your assets with clear plans. But one aspect that can easily be overlooked is what happens to your assets if you decide to include gifting them to charity. Depending on how you structure these gifts, this could be a tax savvy plan that adds… Read More »

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What Does It Mean to Say That Someone Is Incapacitated?

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

The process of estate planning includes thinking about what happens to your property and care of your pets and minor children after you pass away, but also puts in motion plans or the people who will help facilitate things if something happens to you. This primarily helps with issues of incapacitation, when someone is… Read More »

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What Are the Most Popular Estate Planning Trusts to Use in Virginia?

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

Estate planning tools vary, and different people will use different documents and strategies to accomplish their goal. Perhaps you’ve heard about the concept of trusts and the purpose they can serve in your overall estate plan. Recognizing various types of trusts will help you to have a conversation with your estate planning attorney in… Read More »

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What to Do if You’re Not Ready to Make Long-Term Decisions for Your Estate Plan

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

Many different myths lead some people to ignore their estate plan. These myths, such as not being worth enough money, or assuming that estate plans only apply much later in life, could make things very difficult for your loved ones if something happens to you. One of the reasons for putting off estate planning… Read More »

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Why Would I Use Permanent Life Insurance as Part of My Estate Plan?

By The Law Office of Angela N. Manz |

Most people understand the general concept behind life insurance. When you pass away, your chosen beneficiaries receive a payout from the life insurance company. This can be purchased on a term basis such as 10, 15, 20 or 30 years, or as permanent life insurance which typically covers you until age 120. Term life… Read More »

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