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Don't Keep Your End-of-Life Wishes a Secret!

It’s almost hard to imagine, in a world that tweets every twinge of emotion and uploads images of every meal, that there are any secrets left. But, ironically, the very things people tend to keep close to the vest are the things that most need… Read More
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When an Older Loved One Needs Help at Home

How do you know when an older loved one needs help at home? Sometimes we have bit of a blind spot when it comes to our parents or the people who raised us; when we were small, it seemed like they could do anything. But as we, and they, age, things ch… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law

Joint Ownership of Real Property: Understanding Your Rights

If you own real property, such as a house or a vacation home, with someone else, who gets it if one of you dies? You might think the obvious answer would be “the surviving owner,” and you’d be right…but only under certain circ… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

Should I Take Away My Older Parent's Car Keys?

It might start with a fender bender, or backing into a mailbox or garbage can: the kind of thing that could happen to anyone, and probably has. But then it happens again, and again shortly thereafter, and you begin to realize that these accidents are… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law

Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts

As elder law attorneys, we see a lot of clients and families who are concerned about Alzheimer’s. When a family member has Alzheimer’s, it can be all-consuming, between providing care for the patient, trying to care for one’s own fa… Read More
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Three Tax Mistakes Retirees Should Avoid

Retirement should be a carefree time when you enjoy the fruits of your lifetime of labors. But if you make certain tax mistakes, your golden years could turn out to have a lot less gold in them. Learn about mistakes retirees commonly make, and how yo… Read More
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Categories: Tax Planning

What is Predatory Marriage Phenomenon?

Picture this: an elderly man lives alone. He needs assistance, but his adult children are too far away or too busy to care for him. He hires a caregiver, a much younger woman. She is kind and attentive, never too busy to listen to him. In turn, he ma… Read More
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Top Financial Scams Against Seniors (and How to Fight Back)

Older Americans often to have two things in common: a lifetime of careful savings under their belt, and a desire to do the right thing. Unfortunately, those two admirable traits can also make them vulnerable to scammers. Below are some of the top fin… Read More
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Finding the Right Assisted Living Facility

If a loved one is beginning to struggle with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, feeding, and other self-care, assisted living may be an option to consider. Assisted living is meant for those who have difficulties living alone, but… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law

High-Tech Home Helpers for Seniors

Quick: picture a tech item used by senior citizens. Chances are you imagined the Life Alert device with its well-known tagline, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” Or perhaps you thought of very basic cell phones with large butt… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law

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