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

Undue Influence Among Elders

Often, when a dispute arises over a deceased person’s estate, someone disappointed in their share will accuse someone who received more of having exerted “undue influence” over the deceased. What is undue influence, and how do you prove that so… Read More
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Tips to Protect Assets from Nursing Home Costs

As difficult as it may be to think about, there is a decent likelihood that you may someday need care in a long-term care facility, as about forty percent of Americans who live to age 65 do. If you have ever had a close relative in a nursing home, yo… Read More
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Update: Proposed Changes to Estate Tax Laws

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” The saying is true as far as it goes. But where death and taxes meet, change seems to happen with every administration, and not always for… Read More
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How to Choose the Right Elder Law Attorney

If you have an aging parent or spouse, you may have unanswered questions about their future. What happens if and when they can no longer care for themselves? Where will they live? Who will help them, and will they be able to be able to afford the car… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law