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June 2017 Archives

Nurse Practitioner Independent Practice OK for Some APRNs in WV

If you want to learn about West Virginia's nurse practitioner independent practice law, you're in the right place. In 2016, West Virginia joined 21 other states by broadening the legal scope of practice for nurse practitioners, also known as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). This opens the door for a qualified APRN to start his or her own independent practice.

What Is a Durable Power of Attorney?

Let's start with the basics. A proper estate plan that protects both you and your assets includes the following legal documents: (1) Last Will and Testament; (2) Durable Power of Attorney; (3) Medical Power of Attorney; and (4) Living Will. In my estate planning practice, clients frequently ask: What is a Durable Power of Attorney? Since the purpose of Durable Powers of Attorney is a frequent point of discussion, below I discuss this estate planning tool's function.

Maximizing Your Company's Value for Sale: A Critical Component of Business Succession Planning

If you are a small business owner considering succession planning, maximizing your company's value is at the top of your to-do list. This blog is the fifth in a series of six designed to help small business owners make important decisions about business ownership transition. Its focus is on how to maximize the value of your company.

Do You Need a Digital Property Estate Plan?

While there have been some rumblings about handling digital assets in the probate process in West Virginia, there has been no legislation enacted to give specific guidance. Do you need a digital property estate plan? And what is digital property anyway?