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Elder Law Attorneys Observe May as National Elder Law Month

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has designated May the National Elder Law Month. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NAELA was formed in 1987 in response to the growing legal needs of older adults, people with special needs, and … Continue reading

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Kelly Answers the $64 Question

Did you know that The $64 Question was a popular radio quiz show? During the 1940s, “That’s the $64 question” became a common catchphrase for a particularly difficult question or problem.  When the show moved to television, it became The $64,000 Question! Recently, … Continue reading

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Four Pillars Attorneys Attend NAELA UnProgram

Since Kelly is in the proverbial “driver’s seat” of Four Pillars Law Firm, it only makes sense that she serves on a Steering Committee.  (Sorry, we couldn’t resist!).   Early this month, Kelly and Matt drove down the highway to Pawley’s … Continue reading

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Web Services vs. Real Legal Services

After road testing three leading Web sites that help you create your own will, power of attorney, and other important legal documents, Consumer Reports has concluded that none of the will-writing products is likely to entirely meet your needs unless … Continue reading

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Do You Have A Comprehensive Power of Attorney?

Many people believe they have a complete and comprehensive estate plan in place, only to have their unfortunate family members find out otherwise-after it is too late to correct.  Perhaps the most important document an individual can put in place … Continue reading

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Who Can You Trust?

The benefits of a highly detailed, comprehensive power of attorney are numerous.  Unfortunately, many powers of attorney are more general in nature and can actually cause more problems than they solve, especially for our senior population. However, a highly detailed, … Continue reading

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Sharing Inheritance Plans with your Children

Most clients who come through my doors interested in estate planning want to maintain control of their assets as long as possible. As an extension of that control, most clients keep their children “in the dark” about the nature of … Continue reading

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Disinheriting a Relative can be Complicated

Have a “black sheep” in your family that you would like to disinherit?  Perhaps you feel that you have given one child more during your life, so he or she should get less in your will. Or you may want … Continue reading

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May Someone with Dementia Sign a Will?

Millions of people are affected by dementia.  Unfortunately, many of dementia sufferers do not have all their estate planning affairs in order before the symptoms start. If you or a loved one has dementia, it may not be too late … Continue reading

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Preventing a Will Contest

Emotions can run high at the death of a family member. If a family member is unhappy with the amount they received (or didn’t receive) under a will, he or she may contest the will. Will contests can drag out … Continue reading

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