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Is Guardianship Necessary?

As parents age, many children have to grapple with the fact that they may have to begin making financial and healthcare decisions on behalf of their parents.  Normally this comes about due to cognitive issues from which a parent is … Continue reading

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Bill Introduced to Allow Individuals with Disabilities to Create own Trusts

Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) introduced the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2013 on May 23, 2013 (H.R. 2123). According to a press release from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the bill would allow people with disabilities … 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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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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Estate Planning for Your Stage of Life

Believe it or not, if you are 18 years of age or older, you should have some amount of estate planning completed. Even if you meet the “young and broke” definition with zero concerns other than living paycheck to paycheck, … Continue reading

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Too Educated to Fall For a Scam?

When people hear the horror stories of others falling prey to scam artists, their immediate reaction is almost always “that would never happen to me.” Perhaps that’s true; but reality is showing that as our parents age, more and more … Continue reading

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Facing Mom’s Money & Alzheimer’s

Statistics show that more women than men in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia: • Almost two-thirds (2/3) of all Americans living with Alzheimer’s are women • 3.4 million women age 65 and older … Continue reading

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Elder Care Issues in the Forefront

No family wants to have a discussion about the possibility of a devastating occurrence which may leave a loved one mentally or physically debilitated; however, it is one of the more important discussions to be had amongst loved ones.  On … Continue reading

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When It’s Time to Give Up the Car Keys

Last fall, Gordon and Norma Yeager made headlines when the couple’s 72-year marriage came to an end in an Iowa hospital where they died holding hands after getting into a car accident.  The headlines brought tribute to their 72-year marriage; … Continue reading

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