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June 6, 2019
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Fluid Estate Planning for Changes in Life Circumstances

Your estate plan needs to change with life events. Divorce, marriage, and having children are some of the few things that truly can affect every aspect of your life.
September 17, 2019
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6 Events That Should Trigger an Estate Planning Update

Almost any major life event has estate planning implications, but some major changes should always cause your planning documents to be reviewed. This ensures your current wishes are being accurately reflected. But it is also important to ensure you, your family, and your assets are protected as you move through life.
September 5, 2019
Estate Planning & Divorce

Estate Planning & Divorce

Not taking appropriate actions after divorce can lead to problems ranging from having the wrong person making your medical care decisions to them receiving the payout of an insurance policy.
August 10, 2019
What Happens If You Die Without a Will?

What Happens If You Die Without a Will?

A person who dies without leaving a valid Last Will and Testament (Will) is said to have died intestate. This can cause serious headaches with the administration of their estate. Wills contain several important pieces
August 1, 2019
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Make Reviewing Your Estate Plan an Annual Event

Estate planning is all about five essential documents. Documents drafted 30, 20, or even 10 years ago may need updating. Major life events such as marriage, the birth of children, or starting a new business, all have serious estate planning considerations.
July 7, 2019
Medicaid Spend Down

Medicaid Spend Down

Medicaid covers everything from standard medical care to nursing home or personal home care services. But to qualify, an applicant must meet the program’s strict technical, medical, and financial requirements.
June 18, 2019
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Duties of an Executor

Before distribution of assets, a Personal Representative (PR) has the responsibility to follow the terms of the Will (if one exists) or statues regarding intestacy to the greatest extent possible, undertake all necessary actions to manage the estate’s assets, and pay the proper debt as well as appropriate taxes.
June 16, 2019
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Reasons to Create an Estate Plan Now

Have you ever said or overheard someone else say I do not need a Will, Power of Attorney or Advance Care Directive? By not engaging in estate planning you are allowing laws enacted by the legislature to make your decisions.
June 10, 2019
MOLST: Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

More about MOLST: Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

What is a MOLST form? MOLST stands for Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment It is a document that consolidates existing orders related to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders, and a patient’s wishes
May 20, 2019
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Navigating the Medicaid Minefield

What you don't know about Medicaid can cost you and your loved ones. Here are some common traps that can be avoided with planning and help of a knowledgeable elder law attorney.
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