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How Probate Works, According to a Probate Attorney

December 1, 2022
Probate is a court-supervised proceeding where the assets of a decedent are officially distributed to their heirs. The probate process generally involves validating the decedent’s will, distributing the assets included in the estate, and making sure the estate’s debts get paid. Depending on the situation, the probate process can be lengthy and complex or relatively […]
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Revocable Trusts: Do You Need a Revocable or Irrevocable Trust?

November 18, 2022
When you start to create your estate plan, you may consider including a revocable or irrevocable trust. When you create a trust, you become known as the “grantor”, and you can change the trust while you are living or have legal capacity to do so. If you become incapacitated at any point, you will no […]
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How Do Powers of Attorney Work?

November 3, 2022
Powers of attorney give another person (your appointed representative) the power to make decisions on your behalf. Most powers of attorney have a limited amount of authority granted to your representative. Most people who start by creating a general power of attorney. This is a type of durable power of attorney that permits someone else […]
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What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?

October 19, 2022
Simply put, an elder law attorney is a legal professional who focuses on legal issues that affect the elderly, their family members, and their caregivers. There are many different issues that an elder law attorney can help you handle. Some of these include: Claims for disability, Social Security, and Medicare Supplemental insurance and long-term health […]
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Avoid Making These Common Estate Planning Mistakes

October 3, 2022
Estate planning is one of the most effective ways to make sure your personal wealth and assets are distributed according to your wishes after you pass away. But even if you recognize the importance of having an estate plan, you may still make common mistakes that threaten how you want your estate to be divided. […]
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What’s Going on with Stan Lee’s Estate?

August 26, 2022
Stan Lee’s estate is one step closer to clearing up a messy legal battle involving accusations of exploitation and elder abuse by the comic book legend’s inner circle, with the settlement of a lawsuit against Lee’s former business manager, Jerardo “Jerry” Olivarez.
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Which Antioxidants are Connected to Lower Dementia Risk?

August 25, 2022
Can eating the right foods help lower your risk of dementia? A recent study suggests that tantalizing possibility.
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Should We Have an ABLE Account or a Special Needs Trust?

August 24, 2022
As government programs do not cover all expenditures related to these categories, ABLE accounts can be used to pay for shortfalls.
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What Healthy Snack Is Best for My Long-Term Health?

August 23, 2022
While picking potato chips doesn't deliver much in the way of nutrients, choosing the right kind of snack can positively affect your health today ​and​ in the future.
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When Should I Hire an Estate Planning Attorney?

August 6, 2022
Here are four types of estate situations that could call for professional legal help.
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