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What Happens to Community Property After the Death of a Spouse?

Some states are known as community property states which means that married couples share all of their property equally. Any property that is purchased during the marriage is considered to belong to both partners. Laws regarding the inheritance of community property vary a bit from state to state.

Continue reading 01.06.2013. 16:44

Why You Need a Living Trust and a Power of Attorney

A living trust and a power of attorney may seem similar but they are in fact two completely different things. They provide different functions and both are essential when preparing your estate. The power of attorney will appoint someone to handle your finances when you are no longer able to do so. You should understand that there are different powers of attorney that provide different functions. For instance, a power of attorney over finances appoints someone to pay your bills and basically handle your money. A power of attorney over healthcare will appoint someone to make decisions for you regarding your medical care.

Continue reading 18.02.2013. 07:58

Understanding Laws Pertaining to Non-Profit Organizations

An NPO or a non-profit organization is one that does not directly distribute surplus income to its shareholders. Instead, an NPO uses the funds that it earns in order to fund a public purpose. For instance, an organization that works with homeless animals may be classified as a non-profit organization because it offers a public service in a sense and does not operate for the sole purpose of earning a profit.

Continue reading 09.02.2013. 16:31

Understanding Division of Marital Assets

During a divorce the emotional turmoil alone can be stressful. Dividing marital assets can be very difficult to endure, particularly if the divorce is less than amicable. Some states are community property states which simply means that all marital assets are divided equally among both spouses. In states where community property laws are not in place however, dividing any property and other assets that you have accumulated during your marriage can be difficult to say the least.

Continue reading 19.01.2013. 11:58