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The Process of a Will Contest

When a loved one dies with a will, their will lays out who shall receive their property, and which person (called the executor) will be in charge of settling the estate. For many reasons, beneficiaries can feel slighted by what…

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Larry King’s Upsetting Legacy

The legendary talk-show host, Larry King, married seven women and had five children with several of them. He died at age 87 on January 23, 2021, after contracting Covid and then succumbing to an infection. Immediately after his death, his…

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What is Undue Influence?

When people, family members, become quite elderly or ill, they also become susceptible to manipulation from those who will defraud or steal. Targeted attacks on vulnerable older people to exert what attorneys deem "undue influence" constitutes elder abuse. It disrupts…

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The Problem with DIY Planning

We hear this question all the time: “Can’t I just grab a will off the internet, do a transfer-on-death deed for my land, put my kids on my bank account, and be done with my estate plan?” It’s just not…

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Why Do I Need a Trust?

This is a common question we hear. Read on for information to help figure out whether you need a trust and, if so, what kind fits your specific situation. For example, maybe you have a disabled child and you want…

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What Roles Do Elder Law Attorneys Fulfill?

The senior citizen population of the United States is increasing rapidly as the baby boomer generation ages, and the influx of international migration continues. Although the US average life expectancy has seen a slight three-year decline, many Americans, men and…

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Six Social Security Changes Taking Effect in 2021

The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes upcoming changes to its social security program every October that take effect on January 1 of the next year. These changes can make a difference in how you plan for or live during your…

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Why Having a Letter of Instruction is Essential

Whether you are starting from scratch or have an estate plan in place a letter of instruction (LOI) is an important part of any comprehensive plan. A letter of instruction can help your loved ones manage important information about you.…

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Medicare to Cover More Telehealth Services During COVID-19

The terms "telehealth" and "telemedicine" refer to the ability to exchange medical information from one site to another through electronic communication to improve a patient's health.  With the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases, there is the urgency to expand the…

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