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Leaving Property to Children in a Will

I read that when making a will, I could leave my property to my children “per stripes.” Why is the law talking about us like we’re some kind of zebra? The phrase is Latin and it is “per stirpes,” not…

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Elder Law Attorneys Benefit Seniors and Their Families

An elder law attorney specializes as a legal advocate for aging adults and their loved ones. Elder law encompasses a wide range of legal matters affecting an older or disabled person. Issues related to guardianship, retirement, health care, including advance…

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Who Should Make Financial Decisions for You?

Who should you trust to manage your financial well being when you are no longer able to do so? A power of attorney (POA), otherwise known as an agent to your principal, or “attorney-in-fact,” has the legal authority to represent…

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What You Need to Know About Senior Estate Planning

When it comes to estate planning, older Americans are typically more prepared than their younger counterparts. However, according to survey data, only 19 percent of people over the age 72 and 42 percent of those between 53 and 71, have…

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Common Misconceptions About Power of Attorney

Having a reliable power of attorney is one of the most crucial estate planning documents you can have. This type of legal document allows someone who you appoint (your agent) to make decisions on your behalf in the event you…

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6 Things You Should Consider Before Retirement

Regardless if you have been planning your retirement for decades or days, there are several factors you may want to consider with a goal of avoiding unexpected problems. The transition to your next phase of life, whether full- or semi-retirement,…

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Dementia Seen as Significant Health Challenge

Somewhere in the world, every three seconds, someone is being diagnosed with dementia. Dementia is a catchall phrase that refers to many types of neurodegenerative diseases. Neurodegenerative diseases bring about the onset of dementia including but not limited to: Alzheimer’s…

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