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When Do I Need to Start Estate Planning?

Ensuring that you have an estate plan in place, even at a young age, can be crucial to having your affairs handled in the manner that you choose. Many individuals fail to engage in estate planning early in their lives because they don’t believe tha… Read More
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Make Sure You Can Be a Pa…

Make Sure You Can Be a Parent to Your College-Aged Child in an Emergency

Preparing to send your son or daughter to college is one of the most exciting, and nerve-wrecking times for a parent! You’ll worry whether they will eat properly, study enough, and get enough sleep. While we can’t help with these everyday concern… Read More
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Holding a Trustee Liable

One of the reasons that trusts are an effective estate planning tool is that the trustee is legally required to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries. However, it is increasingly difficult to hold trustees liable when they do not do so. Trus… Read More
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Blended Family Financial Difficulties

When a parent gets remarried there is likely to be tension between the new spouse and the children from previous relationships. Much of that tension can be eased by ensuring the family finances are properly handled. On television and in movies blende… Read More
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New Profession Helps Seniors Move

Moving from a home that you have lived in for decades can be a daunting task, especially when you have to sort through a lifetime’s worth of stuff—not all of which will fit into your new home. Senior move managers specialize in making such moves… Read More
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The Return of Reverse Mortgages

In the past most elder law attorneys advised their clients to stay away from reverse mortgages. That is beginning to change. Just a few short years ago reverse mortgages were often seen by elder law attorneys as an unfortunately popular way for senio… Read More
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A New Type of Doula

Traditionally a doula is someone who offers care and support to a woman in labor to make the birth process easier. However, a new type of doula helps those at the other end of the life cycle. Passing away is not as easy as it might seem. Patients in… Read More
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Nursing Home Intimacy

Thanks to medical advances and changing attitudes about sex, it is no longer taboo for nursing homes to allow intimate relations between residents. One Brooklyn nursing home even has a dating service for its residents. The introduction of Viagra and… Read More
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Disconnect between Parents and Adult Children

A new study reveals that there is a disconnect between what parents expect financially from their adult children and what those children expect to be asked to provide and do. Whenever there is a disagreement about estate planning or finances between… Read More
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Planning for a Child with Special Needs

Under the best of circumstances Americans often still have difficulty planning for their retirements. It is especially difficult for parents of children with special needs. When parents of children with special needs start planning for their own reti… Read More
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