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What is Long-Term Care Insurance?

If you had to guess, what are the chances that you will need long-term care, either at home or in a facility? Believe it or not, 70% of people who are 65 years old today will need long-term care at some point. And, while roughly a third of people wil… Read More
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Why You Need an Advance Directive

There are some things you do because you know that if you don’t, there will be negative consequences. You pay your mortgage because it is certain that if you don’t, your house will go into foreclosure. Then there are some things that you know you… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law

An “Unfunded” Living Trust Isn’t Worth the Paper It’s Written On

You probably wouldn’t buy a car that didn’t have an engine or build a kitchen that didn’t have a stove in it. In fact, people might think there was something wrong with you if you did. Cars and kitchens have functions: to transport people and p… Read More
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Categories: Probate Litigation

Five Tips for Resolving a Probate Dispute with Siblings

When you hear the term “sibling rivalry,” you probably picture kids squabbling over who got the bigger piece of pie or jockeying for a favored seat in the car on a road trip. Those fights may irritate parents, but they are momentary and usually e… Read More
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What Are the Different Ways to Leave an Inheritance?

Many people put off making an estate plan, for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is discomfort with confronting mortality; sometimes it is just that they are too busy with the press of daily obligations. But often, it is because they have concerns a… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

Proving Fraudulent Misrepresentation in Probate Court

The great majority of the time, individuals involved in the probate process behave diligently and honorably, and any mistakes are innocent and readily resolved. Unfortunately, from time to time, people behave dishonorably with the intention of enrich… Read More
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What Happens if My Beneficiary Dies Before Me?

Parents shouldn’t ever have to bury their children, and everyone should keep their estate planning documents updated. Unfortunately, the former happens too often, and the latter not often enough. The result is that many people end up with an estate… Read More
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Appointing Someone for Your Financial Decisions

No one likes to think about the prospect of being unable to make important decisions for themselves. Yet the unfortunate reality is that many people find themselves in a position in which they are unable to make those decisions, including financial o… Read More
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Nursing Home Resident Rights and Visitation

Moving to a nursing home or long-term care facility is often a difficult transition for an older person. Accustomed to living on their own or among family, they may find life in a facility more lonely. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made an… Read More
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A Closer Look at Stimulus Payments

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on just about everyone as of this writing, and not just physically speaking. The economic impacts of the pandemic have been felt far and wide, and the three stimulus payments most Americans have received were a… Read More
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Categories: Finances
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