How To Avoid Elder Financial Abuse

Financial abuse of the elderly could include financial exploitation and criminal fraud, but a surprising 45% of elder financial abuse cases in 2011 were caused by the manipulation of a senior citizen by a trusted family member, friend or neighbor. This type of abuse that capitalizes on taking advantage of a trusting relationship to get money accounts for […]

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Executing An Estate: A Beginner’s Checklist

Becoming an executor of an estate is a huge responsibility – one that should be handled with extreme care and diligence. You will be in charge of cooperating with the probate court and tying up all loose ends. It may seem overwhelming at first, but don’t be intimidated. It’s important to establish good communication with all parties involved early, […]

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Promises and Possibilities: Getting To Know The ABLE Act

The National Disability Institute estimates that there are 58 million individuals with disabilities in the United States. On December 19, 2014, those lives were forever changed when President Obama signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law – eight years after it was first introduced in 2006. In simplest terms, the ABLE Act exists to provide a better economic future for people […]

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An Age-By-Age Guide to Planning Your Estate

One of the biggest misconceptions about estate planning is that it is only for the elderly, but the simple fact is a terrible accident could cause incapacitation or death at an early age.  In fact, it’s almost more crucial to complete essential estate planning earlier in life when you are more likely to be of […]

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How To Start Planning for Your Special Needs Child

If you are avoiding thinking about your passing away, and the result your passing will have on your special needs child, then it is time to stop. It may be scary to plan for an unfortunate event, but being unprepared is even scarier. You may think, How will anyone be able to provide, or care […]

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Unmarried Couples: Why Estate Planning Is Essential

Without proper planning in place, unmarried couples put their family unit at risk.  Due to asset acquisition and health decisions being more complicated for unmarried couples, among other things, estate planning is crucial. Here is a simple guide on how to protect your family’s future. Protecting Shared Property Equal contribution to the purchase of property does […]

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5 Questions to Ask An Elder Law Attorney Before Hiring Them

As you begin your search for an elder law attorney, it may be difficult to determine which individual is a proper fit for your family. The amount of experience an attorney has, and the cost of their services is something you should consider. You need to rely on one determining factor when choosing this person: […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance

Many people are misinformed about how they will pay for their long-term care needs. Medicare will pay for some type of skilled care in certain situations, but will not pay for long-term care on a permanent basis. Also, the cost of long-term care can be shocking. For home care, it can cost as much as […]

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Do You Need A Revocable Living Trust?

Many are confused about what a revocable living trust is, why it’s different from a will, and if they even need it. Are there differences you should be aware of? How can you choose which is better for your family? Do you need both? Let’s take a deeper look at living trusts and make them […]

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Hospice Coverage- What You Need To Know

Making our loved ones comfortable for the last days of their life is priceless, but how can you make sure you aren’t sinking your own ship? Determining how your family will handle payment for hospice care may seem daunting. What many don’t know is that there’s hospice coverage that provides basic hospice services at little to no cost. Medicare […]

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