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Estate Planning with Your Parents

Talking to your parents about their will or estate plan, or lack thereof, can be difficult. Many adult children put off having the “dreaded talk” with parents and are unprepared when an unforeseen event like an accident or illness happens.…

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What are the Duties of an Executor?

When someone chooses you to be the executor of their estate, they feel that you can handle their assets and affairs after their death in a trustworthy matter. Even though the decedent nominated you to be their executor, you will…

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Guardianship of an Elderly Parent

The ability of aging parents to make informed and meaningful decisions is often lost as they age. This growing inability may occur due to Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, mental illness, stroke, brain injury, or other severe health or…

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The Role of Trustees

It is likely that you have questions regarding how you want your assets distributed and who should have that responsibility, regardless of where you are in the estate planning process. A trust can be a great tool in your estate…

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Revise Your Estate Plan After Divorce

An emotional divorce can lead to financial turmoil (especially if children are involved). Rarely is the division of assets an amicable process. While your estate plan may be the furthest thing from your mind during a divorce, without updating your documents,…

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Estate Planning and Tax Reform

Adapting to ever-changing federal estate tax laws, gifts, and GST exemptions may require an annual review and amendment of your estate plan. Since 2018, federal tax assessment on estates above $11.7 million, indexed for inflation every year, will default back to…

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Elder Law Attorneys: What Do They Do?

There are many aspects of elder law that affect older or disabled individuals. Attorneys who practice elder law advocate for and create legal plans to assist seniors, and their loved ones, in living better lives. Elder law may include planning for…

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Questions for Your Elder Law Attorney

Planning for the future and considering financial matters can be a challenging and emotional experience. However, it is crucial to wisely manage your assets while aging and provide for the family members who will survive you. Your elder law attorney knows…

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