The benefits of a highly detailed, comprehensive power of attorney are numerous. Unfortunately, many powers of attorney are more general in nature and can actually cause more problems than they solve, especially for our senior population. This article highlights the benefits of a comprehensive, … [Read more...] about Top Reasons Everyone Needs a Comprehensive Power of Attorney
We frequently have clients call our office and ask us to prepare a deed to gift their real estate to a family member, often a child. Most of the time, the client tells us they want to do so because “they’re going to get it anyway when I die” or because “I want them to have it in case I go into a … [Read more...] about Gifting of Real Estate- Benefits and Burdens
Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Humphrey attorney Dustin C. Humphrey has been selected to the Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star list for the seventh consecutive year. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of lawyers covering over 70 practice areas who have attained a … [Read more...] about SEVEN YEARS STRAIGHT, DUSTIN C. HUMPHREY SELECTED AS RISING STAR
The attorneys at Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Humphrey have, for decades, prepared estate planning documents that put our clients’ affairs in order and provide them peace of mind. In our estate planning consultations, we are frequently asked by clients how they can preserve their estate if they … [Read more...] about LONG-TERM CARE PLANNING? CONSIDER AN ASSET PROTECTION TRUST
No one likes to think about the possibility of their own disability or the disability of a loved one. However, as we'll see below, the statistics are clear that we should all plan for at least a temporary disability. Disability planning is one area where we can give each and every person and family … [Read more...] about Planning for Disability – The Good, The Bad and The Necessary
What is a Revocable Living Trust? A Revocable Living Trust is a written agreement which creates a trust and contains provisions for the management and distribution of your property. The agreement gives you the power to … [Read more...] about ESTATE PLANNING WITH A REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST
Undue Influence is when someone pressures another in such a way that the person being influenced is not acting by their own free will; they are being coerced into taking a certain action. Undue influence often arises when a friend or family member falls ill. For example, mom has been … [Read more...] about What is Undue Influence?
By: Dustin Humphrey How do you prepare for the future? Do you need a will or a trust? There are so many options these days it can often become overwhelming. Our team at Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson and Humphrey wants to provide you with a basic breakdown between these two common … [Read more...] about WILLS VS. TRUSTS: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
We plan to go on vacation. We plan to have dinner with friends. But when it comes to planning for how we will be taken care of as we advance in age, many of us prefer not to think about it, believing it will somehow all work out. Unfortunately, when it comes to long term care … [Read more...] about The Importance of Planning Ahead