The Top 2 Ways the Court Gets Involved in Your Estate, and How to Avoid Probate

No one wants unnecessary court involvement in their life. But without careful and proactive estate planning, chances are that some aspect of your estate will end up being decided there. With proper planning, you can avoid probate and a living probate. Here are two of...

Why Estate Planning for Long-Term Care Pays Off

For most people, thinking about estate planning means focusing on what will happen to their money after they pass away. Death and taxes!  But that misses one pretty significant consideration: the need for estate planning for long-term care. The last thing any of us...

Make Reviewing Your Estate Plan One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

The beginning of a new year is a good time to take a look at your estate plan to make sure it is up to date. Less than half of people in the US actually have any estate planning documents in place and many of those people may have outdated documents. Documents that...

Top Reasons Why You Need a Comprehensive Durable Power of Attorney

The benefits of a highly detailed, comprehensive power of attorney are numerous. Unfortunately, many powers of attorney are more general in nature and can actually cause more problems than they solve, especially for our senior population. This post highlights the...
May is National Elder Law Month

May is National Elder Law Month

What is National Elder Law Month? May is National Elder Law Month.  This designation was established by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) as a way to acknowledge the profession that supports the senior community with all of their planning needs....

Four Important Legal Documents If You Have Alzheimer’s

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it is important to start your estate planning immediately. There are four important legal documents to help you once you become incapacitated, but if you don’t already have them...

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