Why Pay for an Estate Planning Attorney?

We all know that you can find “Do It Yourself” Wills online. We all know that it costs less money to do your own estate plan than to hire an attorney. But… what if you press the wrong key when

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Do You Know How to Choose a Nursing Home?

Few decisions are more difficult than the one to place a spouse or parent in a nursing home.  Most families try to care for a loved one at home for as long as possible, only accepting the inevitable when no

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Nursing Home Realities

NURSING HOME MYTHS AND REALITIES Many of my clients are worried about long-term costs if they ever need a nursing home.  Most do not have any type of long-term care insurance. These clients typically ask: Will the nursing take my

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Embrace Your Season of Life

Facing the Realities of Aging Getting older is definitely not a cakewalk.  If there is one thing that is true for every living person on this planet it is that we all get older and eventually die.  No one yet

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End of Year Checklist

Annual Reminders The end of the year is a great time to review various aspects of your estate and financial plan.  Request a free credit report through Consider placing a fraud alert on your credit cards. Create or update

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Have You Completed Your End of Year Planning?

2019 Year-End Estate Planning Family Meeting: Now might be the time to have an end of year family meeting to help coordinate financial and other matters with your children and grandchildren.  Frank discussions about inheritance and your wishes if you

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Did You Plan for Your Pet?

Did You Include Your Pet in Your Estate Plan? People consider their spouses and children when creating their estate plan.  But, pets are family, too.  An estate plan should consider every aspect of life – if you have a pet,

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Estate planning attorneys are often asked by their clients to prepare Wills that pass along their money with strings attached.  I call this “dead hand control”. A common example is making an inheritance contingent upon the beneficiary being married to

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Secure Your Future

 5 Tips for Securing Your Assets, Healthcare and Legacy It’s your life and your legacy:  Make sure you have an updated estate plan.  And don’t wait until it’s too late! Create or Update Your Estate Plan: avoid unnecessary taxes, family

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Do You Know the Risks?

Risks abound for Do It Yourself estate planners Yes, you can do your estate planning without professional help. However, just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.  The risk of making a mistake is greater without help. The problem with

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