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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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Elderly Losing Homes for Owing a Few Hundred Dollars in Back Taxes

In what a new report is calling “a second nationwide foreclosure crisis,” homeowners, particularly the elderly, are losing their homes because they owe as little as a few hundred dollars in back property taxes.  At the same time, big banks … 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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Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

The annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference brought together healthcare professionals and scientists to present the latest research on Alzheimer’s disease.  Sadly, the disease not only affects the 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, but also the 15 million-plus Americans who … Continue reading

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Controlling Heirs from the Grave

With the unusually favorable estate and gift tax rules set to expire, more and more Americans are beginning to consider whether it may be better to give away their money today to take advantage of these favorable laws. Until the … Continue reading

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Cost of Long Term Care Survey 2012

For the ninth consecutive year, Genworth surveyed long term care service providers throughout the nation to analyze the current cost of long term care services. In doing so, Genworth recognized several emerging trends: 1)      The cost of long term care … Continue reading

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Family Division Caused by Inheritance

Believe it or not, regardless of how much money may be on the line, family division can arise in the closest of families upon someone’s death. However, a well-crafted estate plan can do much to limit such division.  While a … Continue reading

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