Category: Estate Planning

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5 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes?

July 17, 2022
Beyond not making a will at all, here are the biggest mistakes that estate planning attorneys see clients make.
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Is Spa Good for Memory Care Patients?

July 16, 2022
When Sunshine Retirement Living officials saw a significant drop in the use of antipsychotics in its memory care residents after piloting a “sensory spa” in one community, its mission became clear. The company expanded use of the spas throughout its portfolio.
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Can I Include Guns in My Estate Plan?

July 6, 2022
Firearms are unique in this regard; guns are the only item of personal property that carry an inherent risk of legal peril, including potential criminal liability, so careful and deliberate planning is warranted.
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How to Find a Great Elder Law Attorney?

July 3, 2022
Did you know someone who is 65 today has a 70 percent chance of needing long-care treatment in the future? Even seniors who have saved up for their waning years can find it a challenge to pay for nursing home costs, especially when relying only on Medicare coverage.
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What Type of Trust Do You Need?

July 2, 2022
There are two main kinds of trusts: revocable and irrevocable.
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How to Start an Estate Plan

June 28, 2022
The Covid-19 pandemic has increased Americans’ awareness of the need to have a will, living trust or other similar end-of-life document prepared.
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What Does a Will Do and Not Do?

June 22, 2022
Everyone needs a will. However, some people need more than that. To save on taxes and make for a smooth transition, they could really use a revocable trust, a family limited partnership or a gift trust.
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Which Estate Plan Documents Are Needed for Incapacity?

June 21, 2022
One of the most important estate planning documents for all persons over the age of 18 to consider is a durable power of attorney.
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No Will? A Horror Show Could Result

June 16, 2022
It's hard for a family to recuperate when the patriarchs and matriarchs have gone to glory, leaving a battle for who will carry the family's leadership role and manage the family's transition of wealth.
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What Estate Planning Documents Are Critical?

June 12, 2022
Nobody likes to talk about it, but death is inevitable for all of us. Therefore, you should count every moment as a blessing. Beyond this, you should remember there’s no time to waste, when it comes to preparing for your eventual passing.
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