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Agricultural Estate Planning

Agricultural Estate Planning

Planning for succession and estate planning for farm and ranch land, livestock, equipment, and other personal property can be challenging. There is a common misconception that federal estate taxes threaten farm or ranch property, preventing assets from getting to rightful…

The Dangers of DIY Wills

The Dangers of DIY Wills

Upon your death, your will addresses who will inherit your assets and properties. Wills are legally binding when properly filled out. Your will names a personal representative (executor) who will carry out your directives. In addition to asset distribution, your…

Survivorship Estate Planning

Survivorship Estate Planning

When you lose a spouse or long-term partner, it is difficult to think beyond your grief. However, it is crucial to understand there are important and timely decisions you need to make regarding your finances and personal estate plan. In…

Changes to Social Security Benefits in 2023

Changes to Social Security Benefits in 2023

This year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will make important changes to the benefits it provides for over seventy million people. Inflation continues to increase daily living costs with higher costs for gasoline, food, utility, rent, and mortgages. Yet real…

A 2023 Benefit Increase for Social Security

A 2023 Benefit Increase for Social Security

Benefits for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income will increase by 8.7% in 2023. That is an increase of more than $140 per month, on average and good news for those receiving or applying for benefits. Cost-of-Living Adjustment This 8.7%…

Fraud Against the Elderly

Fraud Against the Elderly

In the senior and near-senior age categories, fraud is statistically on the rise. With more individuals online than ever, scammers are becoming highly adaptable and mimic communications resembling tech staff support, government employees, and romantic partners. Seniors are particularly vulnerable…

The Sandwich Generation’s Financial Burden

The Sandwich Generation’s Financial Burden

Pew Research Center's survey of American adults conducted in 2021 found that 23% belong to the "sandwich generation". As the senior population grows and younger adults struggle to gain financial independence, many middle-aged adults find themselves “sandwiched” between their children…

Attorneys in Elder Law

Attorneys in Elder Law

The senior population is growing rapidly, as are their financial, health, and legal needs. Because of this, it's more important than ever to understand the value that elder law attorneys provide to the population. Our senior community has very specific…

How to Cover In-Home Care Costs

How to Cover In-Home Care Costs

There are many major decisions we must make as we age, and one of them is where to live. We may ask ourselves, “Am I able to remain in my home independently, or do I need assistance?” If the answer…

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