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Can a Person with Cognitive Impairment Sign Legal Docs?
1 week ago

Can a Person with Cognitive Impairment Sign Legal Docs?

When someone begins to exhibit signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia – or perhaps even has a diagnosis of some type of cognitive impairment, they often turn to us – wondering …
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7 Best Tips for Organizing Your Estate NOW
1 month ago

7 Best Tips for Organizing Your Estate NOW

Beyond preparing and updating the legal documents in estate planning, people often ask how else they can best organize their estate. Here are seven tips worth your time:

1) Get …
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The Role of An Executor
3 months ago

The Role of An Executor

As executor for an estate, the job of fulfilling a loved one’s wishes, may seem opaque at best. But if you understand the purpose behind the work, it will go …
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The Importance of Living Wills
6 months ago

The Importance of Living Wills

In our previous article, Understanding a Health Care Proxy*, we followed Richard, an 81-year-old widower, who had named his daughter Beth as his Health Care Agent in his health care …
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A Health Care Proxy
7 months ago

A Health Care Proxy

Richard, an 81 year-old widower, has had his Will and advanced directive documents (Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy and Living Will) in order for some time. His daughter, Beth, …
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Understanding Probate: And How To Avoid It
9 months ago

Understanding Probate: And How To Avoid It

Probate generically refers to the process of winding up one’s life affairs, and distributing property to loved ones. But as a legal matter, not all assets are distributed through the …
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No Will: The Other Tragedy of Prince’s Death
10 months ago

No Will: The Other Tragedy of Prince’s Death

In the 1990s, Prince’s war with his record label was monumental. Prince argued, quite publicly, that his record label owned and controlled his name as well as any music released …
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Is Dad Okay?
11 months ago

Is Dad Okay?

 

Often, clients will inquire about obtaining a guardianship for a parent (or other family member) that they feel may need some oversight. This is usually prompted by what the children …
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Second Marriages
1 year ago

Second Marriages

The complexities attending second marriages often times require special attention, particularly if there are children from a prior marriage, significant age differences or medical conditions, or if one spouse has …
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Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts
1 year ago

Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts

Many people recognize the importance of implementing traditional estate planning techniques such as having a will or revocable trust, executing a durable power of attorney and preparing advance health care …
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