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The Probate Process

The Probate Process

Probate can be minimized or avoided altogether with the help of most estate planning attorneys. Probate proceedings are part of the public record and can be very time-consuming and expensive. However, in nearly every case, some probate is necessary, so…

The Signs of Elder Abuse

The Signs of Elder Abuse

It is possible that as our loved one's age, they will no longer be able to care for themselves. Some may move into nursing homes or assisted living facilities, while others will reside with family, friends, and neighbors, or rely…

Young Adults and Estate Planning

Young Adults and Estate Planning

A common misconception among young adults, even those in their 30s and 40s, is that estate planning is not for them. Young adults in their twenties and thirties often think they don't own enough to constitute an estate. However, an…

Overmedicating Alzheimer’s Patients Poses a Danger

Overmedicating Alzheimer’s Patients Poses a Danger

Many elderly Americans use multiple prescription medications concurrently, known as polypharmacy. The more medications a person takes, the higher the risk of dangerous drug-drug interactions and increased possibility of inappropriate prescribing, adverse drug reactions, hospitalization, and even death. Patients who…

The Executor’s Role Explained

The Executor’s Role Explained

When someone chooses you as the executor of their estate, they trust you to handle their assets and affairs after their death. Even though the decedent nominated you to be their executor, you will still need to be appointed to…

Changing the Wills of Widows and Widowers

Changing the Wills of Widows and Widowers

When a spouse dies, it is an emotionally, spiritually, and financially challenging time in a person's life. It is common for one spouse to handle family tax and estate plans, and a widow(er) may be looking at a complex financial…

Trusts and the Trustee’s Role

Trusts and the Trustee’s Role

If you are just starting to consider your estate planning options or are in the middle of the process, you probably have questions about how to distribute your assets and who should handle it. A trust can be a great…

Revising Your Estate Plan Following Divorce

Revising Your Estate Plan Following Divorce

When a couple divorces, there is usually a great deal of stress on the emotional and financial fronts (particularly if there are children involved). Rarely is the division of assets an amicable process. While your estate plan may be the…

Should You Work Post Retirement?

Should You Work Post Retirement?

It is common to notice that the owners of podiatry practices and shoe repair companies are typically ages 55 and up. You are witnessing what the statistics show. Older workers dominate some professions. In addition, more Americans are working more…

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