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What’s the Big News in Fight against Alzheimer’s?

September 24, 2023
Lecanemab (sold under the brand name Leqembi) helps reduce amyloid plaques in the brain, which are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. Prevention’s recent article, “All About Lecanemab, the New FDA-Approved Alzheimer’s Drug,” reports that the drug was approved in January under the FDA’s Accelerated Approval pathway. This process allows the organization to approve drugs for serious…
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Who Gets My Bank Account When I Die?

September 23, 2023
After you die, several things can happen to your bank account, depending on your account type, how you’ve set up your account before your passing and whether you’ve set up a will or trust.
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Why Do I Need an Estate Planning Attorney?

September 22, 2023
Among the key benefits of having a will and estate planning lawyer is the peace of mind that comes with knowing your affairs are in order.
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Should I Use a Medicaid Attorney When I Apply for the Program?

September 21, 2023
Navigating the complexities of government healthcare programs can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to applying for Medicaid.
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How Does an Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust Protect

September 20, 2023
Sometimes it might take an IDGT, or intentionally defective grantor trust, to preserve generational wealth. But how does that work?
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Revocable Trusts Must Be Funded to Make Estate Plan Work

September 19, 2023
The primary benefits of revocable trusts only are available if a revocable trust is FUNDED during life. Unfortunately, experienced estate planning attorneys often have clients who delay the funding of their revocable trusts until it is too late and miss many of the benefits that these trusts provide.
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How a Special Needs Trust Protects Loved Ones

September 17, 2023
While it may not seem necessary when a special needs child is young, setting up a trust to ensure their financial stability is better to be done sooner rather than later.
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What Should I Know About a Living Trust?

September 16, 2023
A living trust is a legal document which places ownership and control of property into a trust, managed by a trustee for your benefit. Living trusts are often used as part of estate planning and can be helpful in case of incapacity.
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What are the Main Reasons for Using a Trust?

September 15, 2023
When you think of a trust, you may have visions of contentious family gatherings in an attorney’s office after the death of a patriarch or matriarch.
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How Does Portability Work in a Second Marriage Estate Plan?

September 14, 2023
The family’s attorney and family office advisors should exercise caution in a marriage in which there are children from a prior marriage or other nonstandard family situations.
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