Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney is a legal document that allows one person, called an agent, to act on behalf of another, called the principal. Another name for agent is "attorney-in-fact." Read More...

Do I need a Will?

A Will is a legal document that is used in probate to distribute your assets to your beneficiaries after you die. It is also used to name a guardian and conservator to care for your minor child. Read More... 

Do I need a Revocable Trust?

A trust is a legal document that is used to hold, manage, and distribute your money and property for your benefit (if you are incapacitated) and your beneficiaries (after you die). Read More...

What is an Advance Directive?

An advance directive is a legal document that provides direction regarding your health care if you become incapacitated. It's also called a living will or a health care directive. Read More...

How long should I keep Financial Records?

An important part of managing your personal finances is keeping your financial records organized. By taking the time to clear out your records, you’ll be able to find what you need exactly when you need it. Read More...

Charitable Giving Strategies

You can do well by doing good. Charitable giving rewards you in many ways. It gives you a sense of personal satisfaction, and it can save you money in transfer taxes. Read More...

FAQs for Women Entrepreneurs

Thinking about starting your own business? Important asset protection and business planning factors to consider before you make the commitment. Read More...

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Richard A. Russell
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