Updating Your Estate Plan in the New Year Could Help You Avoid Costly Pitfalls

The only thing worse than not having an estate plan, is not keeping one up-to-date. Estate planning is probably the single most important thing you can do to make sure your wishes are honored after you pass away. Failing to regularly update your plan could prove to […]

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Estate Planning Lessons We Can Learn from Aretha Franklin

Many of us have heard about the unfortunate passing of Aretha Franklin. The singing legend passed away on August 16 of this year at 76 years old. What you may not have heard, however, is that “the Queen of Soul” passed away without a last will and […]

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Preparing Instructions in Advance Is Vital for A Special Needs Estate Plan

When building a comprehensive estate plan to support a special needs loved one, it is important to take into account both current and long-term considerations, including if you pass away. Various financial and legal arrangements can be crafted to achieve long-term stability pursuant to your specific situation. […]

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3 Steps to Choosing the Right Medicare Plan

It’s no secret that aging adults require more healthcare services than other age groups. Thankfully, tens of millions of American seniors can rely on Medicare to help meet their health needs. Medicare is a huge government health insurance program that’s administered by the Centers for Medicaid and […]

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Talk to Your Doctor About Alternatives to Dementia-Linked Prescription Drugs

Losing control of your mental faculties is a frightening thought, but it’s a possibility that millions of elder Americans are facing. According to the Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention, it is estimated that 1 in 6 women, and 1 in 10 men, who live past the […]

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Ways You Can Alleviate Your Aging Parents’ Fears

As our parents age, it is only natural that they can become concerned about the future. Question such as: who will take care of them? How will they use transportation? How will they stay in communication with their loved ones? Who will be their friends should their […]

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Am I Really “Old Enough” to Have a Durable Power of Attorney?

We increasingly find, and our clients tell us, that individuals postpone their estate planning because they do not consider themselves “old enough” to begin the process. In fact, estate planning attorneys can assist anyone over the age of eighteen. Starting to think about your estate planning needs […]

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5 Things to Consider When Approaching Your Aging Parent About Their Long-Term Care Needs

Change is difficult for everybody. But it may be even more so for older adults advancing into their later years. Merely talking about necessary changes can spark strong emotions. For example, discussing the prospect of moving an older parent out of the home to provide a more […]

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4 Ways to Help Seniors Learn and Benefit from Technology

It’s not just good manners to respect elders, but it’s also good reasoning. Elder adults by definition have seen more, experienced more and in most cases have more life wisdom than the rest of us. There’s nothing better than hearing stories with embedded lessons from seniors who […]

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A Summer Safety Prep Checklist for Seniors and Those with Disabilities

Across the nation storm season starts in the summer, and can last up to six-months. Storm season can contain intense fires, heavy rains, flooding and winds reaching upwards of 150 miles an hour. Sometimes the disaster can be limited to a town or region, other times it […]

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