Estate Planning Essentials with Attorney Lauren Jackson

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Show Notes

We’re thrilled to welcome Lauren Jackson, an experienced attorney based in Illinois, to our podcast today! With over two decades of legal expertise, Lauren specializes in real estate, estate planning, and probate law. Today, she’s here to demystify the world of estate planning and offer invaluable insights to our listeners.

Join us as Lauren walks us through the fundamental aspects of estate planning, addressing common misconceptions and highlighting why having a solid estate plan is essential for everyone. From the basics like Power of Attorney documents and wills to more advanced strategies such as trusts and guardianship, we cover a ton of helpful information in this episode that you don’t want to miss.

Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:

0:00 – Intro

6:25 – Why do we need estate planning documents?

10:15 – The importance of a healthcare power of attorney

28:44 – The importance of a power of attorney for property

46:50 – What does having a will in place do?

49:53 – How does the probate process work?

1:04:31 – The complexities of guardianship


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