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Legal News: Addressing Your Aging Parents' Financials...

Discussing finances is never easy. However, addressing your aging parents' financials may become necessary at some point in time. It is much better to open this dialogue and start this conversation before you or your parents are in an emergent...

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Office News: Being Prepared will help prevent giant pitfalls in the future...

Had a very satisfied client in the office recently who exulted over the fact that we had been able to draft a will, power of attorney and other documents in a simple, non-legalese way that he could understand; not be mystified by legal jargon, and...

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Legal News: The Importance of Keeping a Paper Trail...

The paper trail that follows us throughout our lives includes records that track births, deaths, marriages, divorces and adoptions -- among other life changing events. Personal records also document purchases, investments, assets and home...

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Legal News: Financial Durable Power of Attorney vs Health Care Power of Attorney...

Power of Attorney is a legal document that allow you to give some one of your choice the power to act on your behalf. With a power of attorney, the person that you appoint will be legally permitted to take care of certain matters for you in the event...

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Legal News: Why You Must Check Your Estate Plan Every Year

Why You Must Check Your Estate Plan Every Year Revisit for Your Welfare Certain things happen every year: holidays, birthdays, anniversaries…and estate plan reviews. That’s right! Checking your estate plan is worth turning into an...

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Legal News: Examples of Authority Usually Granted in a Health Care Proxy

When mental incapacity arises, attention is often directed to the asset management problems, but equal and sometimes greater problems related to health care decisions are also presented. Perhaps too much attention had been placed on the ultimate...

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Office News: What Happens to Your Debt After You Die?

When loved ones pass away there's way too much to handle in a short time: notifying others despite feelings of intense grief; funeral arrangements; living without the departed individual; keeping or dispensing with their possessions; a potential...

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Legal News: What is a Prepaid Funeral Plan?

A prepaid funeral plan is a strategy used to pay for the costs associated with a funeral ahead of your death, laying out all your wishes and preplanning your final arrangements. For many, it's peace of mind knowing that the burden of payment...

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Legal News: Long Term Care....for our Parents..

Many of these financial needs could be avoided by using insurance or health savings accounts and proper estate planning. However, many types of insurance do not cover some long-term care needs and some individuals may try to avoid...

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Legal News: Filing Federal Income Taxes for the Deceased

Filing Federal Income Taxes for the Deceased Follow these tips to keep an already stressful time from becoming more stressful by Kimberly Lankford, AARP, February 16, 2021 Alamy Stock Photo When a loved one passes away, someone has to file...

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