Category Archives: Davis Law Group

What to Do When a Loved One Dies Abroad

A loved one dying can be extremely disorienting and sad regardless of the situation.

However, if your loved one dies abroad, traveling in a foreign country, you can expect that both the emotional burden and bureaucratic burden will increase exponentially.

What to Do First

Contact the United States Bureau of Consular Affairs. If foreign local authorities report a...
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Account Beneficiaries: Why You Should Review Them Regularly

How your accounts are owned has a big impact on your estate plan.

The main objective is usually to ensure that no accounts and property are in only your name when you die.

When property is owned by only one person, they go into probate upon that person’s death. This is a costly, public, and time-consuming court...
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What Is a Separate Revocable Living Trust?

When a couple engages in foundational estate planning, one of the first questions addressed by estate planning attorneys is whether it makes sense for the couple to use a revocable living trust (RLT) as a part of their plan.

If using an RLT makes sense, an important follow-up question to married couples should be whether it...
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When You May Not Be Able to Use a Financial Power of Attorney

Besides directing what happens to your finances when you pass away, a comprehensive estate plan also addresses the possibility that you could become unable to handle your financial affairs while you are still alive.

You may have signed a financial power of attorney (POA) that allows one or more people to act on your behalf if...
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