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My Spouse Died, Am I Liable for his/her Debts?

My Spouse Died, Am I Liable for his/her Debts?

As estate planning and elder law attorneys we receive this question all of the time. As a general rule of thumb, the answer is no,

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My Loved One Wants To Stay Home, But We Are Open To The Possibility Of Other Arrangements

We often make recommendations to local handymen to be able to make changes or adaptations to the home, and we certainly have numerous referral sources

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How Technology is Changing the Estate Planning Landscape

How Technology is Changing the Estate Planning Landscape

It is so easy these days from the comfort of our homes to be able to learn all about our ancestry and to be able

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I Don’t Trust My Trustee. What Can I Do?

I Don’t Trust My Trustee. What Can I Do?

It is important to understand that a trustee is a fiduciary and is held to a higher standard of duty. It is imperative as a

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I Am a Beneficiary of an Estate. How Long Will it Take For Me to Get My Money?

I Am a Beneficiary of an Estate. How Long Will it Take For Me to Get My Money?

This is a question that we receive at least once a month if not more in our office. Individuals who were named in a Last Will

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How Can I Avoid Probate?

How Can I Avoid Probate?

A week probably does not go by in my estate planning and elder law practice that I do not hear this question. We spend a

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Having “The Conversation” or “The Talk” With Your Adult Children About Their Inheritance

Having “The Conversation” or “The Talk” With Your Adult Children About Their Inheritance

It is very rare for us to assist a family with their estate planning that we are not asked from the parents whether or not

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Estate Planning Basics

Estate Planning Basics

Many people come into our office wanting to know what planning they need. We often are able to demonstrate very quickly that it is impossible

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Are Estate Planning Online Documents "Good Enough"?

Are Estate Planning Online Documents "Good Enough"?

We get asked all the time by people about whether or not an estate planning online document would be “good enough.” The bottom line with

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Are Estate Planning Online Documents “Good Enough”?

Are Estate Planning Online Documents “Good Enough”?

We get asked all the time by people about whether or not an estate planning online document would be “good enough.” The bottom line with

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Biggest Mistakes In Special Needs Planning

Biggest Mistakes In Special Needs Planning

It is imperative that families of individuals with disabilities and special needs get appropriate advice when it comes to their estate planning. Special needs trust

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Crap, My Beneficiaries Died Before Me, Now What?

Crap, My Beneficiaries Died Before Me, Now What?

As an estate planning and elder attorney, we always encourage people to plan ahead in case something unforeseen were to happen.   In some cases,

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