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Healthy Bones and the Prevention of Osteoporosis

The U.S. Surgeon General has stated that by the year 2020, fifty percent of Americans over the age of 50 will have osteoporosis or face high risk for developing this menacing bone disease. While osteoporosis does not often cause death, most osteoporo… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law

Senior Web Sites

Greater numbers of seniors are becoming more familiar and comfortable with computers, and are using the Internet more frequently as a quick and convenient way to research important issues. As a service to the users of our web site, this article provi… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law

Help Your Loved Ones Sort Out Your Affairs

The unfortunate reality is that many people die or become incapacitated without having put their affairs in order. In such cases, family members are often left with the daunting task of having to sort out their deceased or incapacitated loved one’s… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

Naming Guardians for Minor Children

While decisions regarding the distribution of one’s property tend to be the focus of estate planning for most people, decisions regarding the selection of an appropriate guardian for minor children should be equally important. If both parents die o… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

How to Obtain the Best Possible Results in Probate Court

In most cases, if you have a well prepared estate plan, you can avoid the costly, stressful, public, and lengthy probate process. Without an estate plan, or in situations where disputes arise over your assets and affairs, you will likely end up in th… Read More
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How To Make the Probate Court Process Easier

With proper estate planning, the probate court can be avoided. However, even if someone has failed to plan ahead to prevent their estate from going through the probate court, it is sometimes possible to take probate “short-cuts” which lessen the… Read More
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Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes

More than two million people age 65 and older1 call “home” the 17,000-plus nursing homes they reside in throughout the United States. Unfortunately, “home” is a nicer place for some than it is for others. The Nursing Home Reform Law of 1987 r… Read More
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Making Sense Out of Estate Tax Exemption Nonsense

You may have heard that estate taxes are being eliminated, or that the amount of your estate tax exemption has increased. You may think that you don’t need to worry about estate taxes any more. Baloney. The reality is that the government has adopte… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

The Impact of HIPAA

Imagine that your spouse wakes up in the middle of the night with severe chest pain. You call 911 and follow the ambulance to the hospital. When you ask the doctor about your spouse’s condition, he asks you if you have documentation which names you… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

The IRS May Inherit One-Half of Your Life Insurance

Feel like you paid the government to much in taxes recently? Well guess what, the IRS may be inheriting half your life insurance as well. That’s right, your life insurance may be subject to estate taxes at a rate of roughly 50% if you are an indivi… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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