Tag Archives: Health Care

Today is the day to discuss your Healthcare Decisions with your loved ones

          Four Pillars Law Firm, PLLC, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of … Continue reading

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Have You Put Off Estate Planning for Too Long?

According to a Rocket Lawyer poll, 57% of Americans say their excuse for not having a Will is that they just haven’t gotten around to making one.  The longer you put it off, though, the direr a catastrophic event could … Continue reading

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Do You Have an Inheritance “Right”

Ever seen the bumper sticker that says “I’m spending my children’s inheritance”?  You may have laughed about it when you saw it, but would you still be laughing if it were true? Most children believe they will receive some form … Continue reading

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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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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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Selecting Trustworthy Lifetime Agents

Last week’s blog discussed Mickey Rooney’s legal and financial struggles in later years as a victim of elder abuse.  Victims of elder abuse are almost always isolated in their surroundings, otherwise they would have the chance to reach out to … Continue reading

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My Parents Were Unprepared for a Health Crisis (But Fortunately, Four Pillars Was There to Help)

In September of 2011, I dropped by my parents’ house for quick overnight visit.  I had been there less than a month earlier, and at that time, our Dad exhibited some of the forgetfulness one expects with an aging parent.  … Continue reading

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Mickey Rooney: His Life, Death & Legacy

Mickey Rooney died over the weekend at the age of 93, but his legacy will live on!  Many Americans probably reflect fondly on his nine-decade long career in show business.  However, his real legacy may prove to be his personal … Continue reading

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Kimberly Williams-Paisley Battles Mom’s Dementia

Celebrities may seem to lead fabulous lives, but even their families and loved ones are not immune from the devastating effects of dementia.  In a new Redbook magazine article, Brad Paisley’s wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, opens up about the slow and … Continue reading

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Retirement: How to Cut Healthcare Costs

As mentioned in my prior blog, even Medicare recipients are being impacted by the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) implementation.  According to a recent AARP report, Medicare beneficiaries spent on average $3,324 out-of-pocket annually on healthcare in 2010. With that said, … Continue reading

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