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Office News: It's still early in the year.....are you ready?

The year is still young......PLEASE think (more importantly DO something) about planning ahead.The outreach message we're hoping Kathy and others can continue to sow amongst any and all fifty (50) or older penetrates more deeply the more we run ...

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Legal News: Will Contests

This office has been involved in a number of will contests. There is a specific procedure to be followed. You must file an appearance before the return date of a formal proceeding; or file your own petition for formal administration of contesting a ...

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Watch Out for these Popular Social Media Scams

People tell you that you should get on social media so that you can keep in touch with your family and friends. It's great and lots of fun to see what your friends are up to but it is also a great place for digital crooks to prey on those that are ...

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Legal News: 5 Steps for First-Time Family Caregivers

Whether you're just beginning to anticipate a need or taking care of a family member full time, these tips, resources and checklists can help you get organized and find support on your caregiving journey. Remember: Just take it one step at a ...

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Legal News: Parent & Child (Custody - Service of Process)

Lawyers Weekly, "This Week's Decisions" (12/23/19) Where a Probate & Family Court judge transferred sole legal and physical custody of a child from the mother to the father, that ruling should be reversed because the service of ...

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Legal News: (Domestic Relations): Jurisdiction - Residency

(Lawyers Weekly Issue, "This Week's Decisions" 12/2/19) Where a Probate & Family Court judge dismissed a complaint for divorce due to lack of subject matter jurisdiction, a remand is necessary for a determination of whether the ...

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Legal News: Legislature should advance caregiver affidavit bill

(Opinion found in Lawyers Weekly 12/2/19) A parent or guardian of minor children currently has the ability to use a "caregiver affidavit" to designate a person as a temporary caregiver in the parent's absence, without the need for ...

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Legal News: Wills and trusts (Remainder interest - Life tenants)

(copied from This week's decisions in Lawyers weekly dated 12/16/19) Where (1) a 1956 will devised real property to various family members as life tenants and, after their deaths, to the testator's grandchildren and (2) one of the ...

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5 Steps for Long Distance Care Giving

Caring for a loved one or parent can be really difficult, but that difficulty can be exacerbated when the loved one or parent lives far away. Recent studies show that 23% of American adults are caring for an older family member or loved one that ...

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Office News: 5 Myths Regarding Assisted Living

For many people, the idea of assisted living is not something they want to think about. However, there are a lot of myths out there about this type of senior housing. Here we look at five common myths and explain the truth about what you need to know ...

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