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Preparing for old age both mentally and physically

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Insisting that age is just a number won’t shield you from growing old and feeling the signs of old age both mentally and physically. You do not have to wait until you start to feel old to start a self-care routine. You should start preparing for the inevitable in your 40s or 50s. There are…
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How to avoid undue influence claims

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When planning your will, you want to be sure that you plan it so you can avoid undue influence claims that could arise. Here are a few ways you can do that: Include a revocable or living trust. These are harder to challenge. Make sure that you establish competency. If you can show that you…
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Why is a Pooled Trust worth considering?

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If you have a loved one who has special needs, or you want to ensure that your child’s well-being is looked after should you pass away, then a Pooled Trust is worth considering. As with the D4A Trust, assets held in this way are not part of the equation to determine that person’s eligibility for…
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If nursing home planning is in your thoughts

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It’s a subject many people shy away from, but with potential costs of up to $12,000 each month, it’s wise to consider it carefully and, if possible, well ahead of such care becoming a necessity. Many people believe such costs are manageable through various insurance options, even Social Security or Medicare. Often, they simply aren’t;…
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What are some grounds for contesting a will?

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There are a wide range of grounds for considering such a course of action. Key among them include: A belief that undue influence from another person who used this power to manipulate the outcome, and deprives the person whose will it is from making decisions by their own free will An assertion that the testator,…
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Do you undertake an Estate Plan Annual Review?

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It’s a relief to know that your estate plan is in place, your legacy secure for the future generations you care about. But it’s not wise, as years pass, to simply forget all about it. Your circumstances can change in many ways, perhaps not expected when the plan was originally completed. This can range from…
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Quick legal term explanations: what exactly is a Living Will?

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This is a document which delivers instructions for your medical preferences; important if the time comes when, sadly, you are no longer able to clearly communicate them yourself. A Living Will can cover a wide range of decision areas, including resuscitation measures if your heart stops; the use of mechanical ventilation; and the length of…
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Benefits of having a Lasting Power of Attorney

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A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a crucial legally binding document that gives you the power to choose one or more estate attorneys to decide on your behalf, should you lose your mental capacity. To make an LPA, you must be of sound mind and above 18 years old. Below are four benefits of…
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Important decisions to make when estate planning

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Estate planning is often a hard topic for some people to think about. It can give them anxiety and stress to think about their own passing. Not planning at all, however, can have severe consequences. What about your loved ones? Who’s going to be the one in charge? The best thing for your family’s well-being…
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