Deirdre Speaks to Certified Elder Law Attorney Ann Fowler-Cruz about Wills and Trusts
“This is a gift to your loved ones…to do it the right way.”
“Inheritance is a gift, not a right.” ~Ann Fowler-Cruz, Attorney
In this episode Deirdre and Attorney Ann Fowler-Cruz discuss:
How to find the courage to create a will
How Ann chose her Elder Law career
Certified Elder Law Attorney explained
Why people resist created a will
The reasons you need a will
Which age you should create a will?
The importance of title on asset
Ways to inform beneficiaries who gets what
Who holds the will?
Legal requirements for a will
Can you appoint someone to be your executor without them knowing?
If you are the executor of a will is this written in stone?
Nomination vs appointment
The importance of a backup
Creditor period, what is it?
Do you need just a will or a will and a trust?
Living Will vs Healthcare Directive vs Power of Attorney vs Trusts explained
The important reason you need a will or a trust if you have children under the age of 18 years.
Check your state laws
Will contests explained
The reason you should engage a Certified Elder Law Attorney
What is probate? Delay and cost avoidance.
What is a creditor period?
Favorite ice cream: Maple Pecan
Leisure time activity: Any water activities, Kayaking
Song that reminds Ann of her youth and why: Nothing But A House Party, J Geils
Contact Attorney Ann Fowler-Cruz 203-749-5570 or email email@example.com
“Ann has been a staunch advocate for the elderly and the disabled for more than a decade. She has the distinction of being a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation* and is accredited to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs. Her extensive knowledge in the area of elder law enables her to assist the elderly and the disabled in realizing the very best quality of life. Her elder law practice focuses on long-term care planning, asset preservation strategies, Medicaid applications, disability planning, utilizing conservatorships/guardianship and special needs trusts. Her estate planning practice includes the creation of wills, trusts, and advance directives. Ann also handles probate administration. ” Copied from Cohenandwolf.com
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