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Within the pages of our law blog you’ll find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to estate planning, probate law, corporate formations, trusts, asset protection, special needs planing and elder law.

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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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Why estate planning is essential when you have children

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Parents often worry about what happens after they predecease their children. Because we don’t know how long we have with our children, it’s important to make sure that they are cared for. It is likely that your child will outlive you, and because of this, it is essential that you work with an estate planning…
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Why a guardianship might be created

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It’s the devastating situation that so many people might have to face but would never want to. With an increasingly aged population, many families will reach a time where a beloved parent, grandparent, or another relative, is increasingly incapacitated. This might simply be because of their advanced age, but equally mental or physical disabilities and…
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Quick legal term explanations: what exactly is a trust?

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There are many legal terms that it’s easy to assume everyone appreciates the meaning of. This is not always so. For example, when lawyers use the term ‘trust’ it’s not unknown for a client’s eyes to glaze over slightly! So, here’s what is meant by this term… A trust is a fiduciary relationship involving two…
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Can I manage my own estate planning?

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When it comes to estate planning, it’s tempting to rush through the process, seek the most convenient forms online and attempt to handle the process without the help of an estate planning attorney. But just because you can potentially plan your estate DIY-style does not mean that you should. Estate planning is the process of…
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