Category: Power of Attorney

Why A Power of Attorney Is So Important in a Crisis

In a crisis situation, what happens if you or your family member is suddenly incapacitated and unable to take care of routine affairs? Who will be authorized to make medical decisions?  Who will continue to pay your health care premiums, the mortgage, or other important expenses?  If you own a business, who will work with… Continued

The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself or DIY Wills

With everything available at the click of a button, many people think that downloading a Do-It Yourself or DIY will is an effective way to get a will in place.  The biggest mistake many consumers make is to utilize services like LegalZoom or other platforms and think they “have everything covered.”  But, the state you… Continued

Estate Planning as Part of a Long Term Care Plan

More than 70% of seniors will require some type of long term care.  It may surprise you, or your family members, to realize that long term care is typically not covered by Medicare and often not considered as part of a basic estate plan.  With these costs averaging $10,000/mo in Maryland, it can quickly diminish… Continued

Five Common Estate Planning Mistakes

Estate planning is more complex than most people assume. Making a mistake during estate planning can drastically set you and your loved ones back, making it impossible to retire like you planned, or leaving your adult children with an unclear understanding of your inheritance wishes. These errors can be avoided by working closely with an… Continued

A Power of Attorney is Important Before You Need It

Are you responsible for parents or other seniors in your family?  Or, for that matter, do you know what happens if you’re involved in a car accident or other sudden illness?  An individual can become incompetent or incapacitated at any age, especially after an accident or illness.  Many seniors face cognitive decline, disability, Alzheimer’s or… Continued

Do I Need Advance Healthcare Directives?

None of us wants to think about having an illness, being incapacitated, growing older, or how to care for a family member in these situations.  But, advance care planning is an important step you can take for yourself and your loved ones, at any age.  After all, none of us knows when a car accident,… Continued

Protect Your Children Once They Turn 18

As a parent, you likely helped your children make medical and financial decisions since they were born. However, once your child turns 18, there are legally considered an adult. According to the law, an 18-year-old is responsible for making decisions regarding health, finance, and safety. Without proper documents, parents of adult children will not be… Continued

Frame & Frame Welcomes Attorney Veronica Zoberbier

Frame & Frame Attorneys at Law welcomes Attorney Veronica Zoberbier to the firm. Veronica will be leading the firm’s estate planning practice in Frederick, MD. Veronica has been working in the legal field since 2001 and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association. Her areas of expertise include Wills, Trusts and Powers of… Continued

Do Small Business Owners Need a Financial Power of Attorney?

Estate Planning for Small Business Owners As the sole owner of your business, you have many responsibilities. From hiring and firing to administration work and maintaining your client relationships, your duties are as crucial to the survival of your company as they are varied. In the event that you have a medical emergency or you… Continued

Comprehensive Durable Power of Attorney

A Comprehensive Durable Power of Attorney is imperative for all adults who wish to take care of their finances should they become incapacitated. A comprehensive durable power of attorney allows you to select who you want take care of your assets while you are alive but unable to act on your own. It also protects… Continued