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How Guardianship Differs from Guardian ad Litem?

By | October 28th, 2017|Estate Planning, Guardianship, Probate, Wills & Trusts|

Most parents get confused when they hear the words guardianship and guardian ad Litem. While the two terms seem interrelated, they are in fact completely different terms in the legal context. Here we will explain the differences between the two legal terms so that you can make the right decisions for your child. What is Meant by Guardian ad Litem? Ad Litem is a Latin word that is translated to 'for the lawsuit'. Guardian ad Litem (GAL) in the legal context refers to a court-appointed person who prepares a report relating to parental rights. The court can appoint a GAL [...]

What are the Different Types of Power of Attorney?

By | September 15th, 2017|Estate Planning, Probate|

A power of attorney is a legal document that entitles a person to act on behalf of another person. The person on whose behalf the power of attorney is created is called the principal or grantor. The agreement becomes legally binding when the document is duly signed by all the relevant parties in front of a notary. Power of attorney is important for a number of reasons, and understanding the different types of power of attorney is important to ensure that you make the right decisions regarding the estate planning. Here we will explain five important types of power of [...]