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Living Trusts (Monday, January 27, 2014)

 

Estate Planning Series Continues

Welcome to entry #5 of our estate planning series—Estate Planning 101.  Long time readers will remember that Trusts aren’t just for rich people.

 

If you will recall from Estate Planning 101, a Living Trust can “help manage your assets during life and distribute those assets at your death.”

 

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Powers of Attorney (Monday, March  24, 2014)

 

Estate Planning Series Continues

Welcome to entry #6 of our series—Estate Planning 101.  Today we’re discussing Durable and Medical Powers of Attorney.

 

If you will recall from Estate Planning 101, a Power of Attorney is used to designate an individual to make medical, personal, and financial decisions on your behalf when necessary.

 

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Pro Se Probate Litigation  (Monday, April 7, 2014)

 

Unauthorized Practice of Law & the Pro Se Litigant

In all of the 50 states, an individual may not engage in the “practice of law” without a license. What does that mean?

 

What about someone who chooses not to hire an attorney and instead wants to appear pro se? What are the rules for representing yourself in court if you choose to do so?

 

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The Living Will (Monday, April 28, 2014)

 

Estate Planning Series Continues

Welcome to entry #7 of our estate planning series—Estate Planning 101.  We continue today with a discussion of the “living will,” also known as a directive to physicians or family.

 

It’s 3:00 on a Friday afternoon and you just received the blow of a lifetime. Your wife, who has struggled with stage four breast cancer...

 

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Medicaid and VA Benefits  (Monday, February 20, 2017)

 

VA Benefits & Nursing Home Medicaid

You may recall from our previous blog Medicaid Eligibility and Asset Transfer that qualifying for Medicaid can sometimes be tedious.

 

In many situations, a person has too many assets to qualify. This can get even more complicated when Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits are a factor. It is extremely important to understand the income and asset limits...

 

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Who’s Your Guardian? (Monday, October 7, 2013)

 

Your Aging Baby-Boomer

Do you know someone who is incapacitated?  Do you know what incapacitated means?  Do you know what a guardian is?  Could you, or should you become a guardian for an adult?

 

You might not have considered this, but with Baby Boomers living longer than previous generations, this has become a reality for... 

 

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Your Last Will & Testament (Monday, October 14, 2013)

 

Estate Planning Series Continues

Welcome to entry #2 of our estate planning series—Estate Planning 101.  When it comes to “getting your affairs in order,” writing a Will is the quintessential first step.

 

If you will recall from Estate Planning 101, a Will is “used to dispose of your property in a manner you decide, instead of allowing...

 

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Medical Power of Attorney (Monday, November 11, 2013)

 

Estate Planning Series Continues

Welcome to entry #3 of our estate planning series—Estate Planning 101.

 

If you will recall from Estate Planning 101, a Medical Power of Attorney is “used to designate an individual to make medical decisions on your behalf when you become incapacitated.”

 

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Trusts for Your Pets  (Monday, December 16, 2013)

 

Feed Jake

“If I die, before I wake, feed Jake.” You’ve heard the country songs on the radio: If I die, take care of my dog. 

 

What if you trust your beloved pet more than you trust anyone to take care of him?  Is there anything you can do to ensure that he will be cared for when you die?

 

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Disposition of Remains (Monday, January 6, 2014)

 

I’m Dead, Why Do I Care?

Why would you worry about the disposition of your remains? What does that even mean? Are there really that many options?

 

When a person dies, someone must make decisions concerning their burial and funeral arrangements; they must “dispose” of the deceased’s remains.

 

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