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What Do Estate Planning and Elder Care Have to Do With Each Other?

What Do Estate Planning and Elder Care Have to Do With Each Other?

First, what’s the difference between Estate Planning and Elder Care? Estate planning and elder care/elder law are two areas of legal practice that are often under the same umbrella, but there are important differences between them. Many times these two concepts are...

Why You Need a Healthcare POA

Why You Need a Healthcare POA

What does signing a Healthcare POA do for me? We talked previously about how a POA differs from a DNR (which is now referred to as a POLST). A Healthcare Power of Attorney is a very useful legal document that provides authorization for someone to act on your behalf...

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Why You Need a Healthcare POA

Why You Need a Healthcare POA

What does signing a Healthcare POA do for me? We talked previously about how a POA differs from a DNR (which is now referred to as a POLST). A Healthcare Power of Attorney is a very useful legal document that provides authorization for someone to act on your behalf...

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Post-it Notes Are Not Legally Binding

Post-it Notes Are Not Legally Binding

I once heard of someone asking her grandchildren to go around the house putting Post-it notes on the things they wanted after she was gone. For several years, every time her grandchildren would come over the post-it notes were still scattered around the house. Yellow...

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Joint Ownership Seems So Fair and Easy…

Joint Ownership Seems So Fair and Easy…

Many families think that joint ownership will make things fairer or even help avoid probate. What they don't know is that it can really cause some problems. It can go a little something like this... Grandad left his property to Dad. Then when Dad passed away he left...

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Old Assets Can “Stink” After a While

Old Assets Can “Stink” After a While

Years ago, when I was single, I went out of town and a few days later my condo neighbors called 'cause they smelled a terrible stench. Nothing had died, but turns out I had forgotten to take out the trash before I left. (Thanks Mom and Dad, who made arrangements to...

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7 Questions to Ask Before the Age of 70

7 Questions to Ask Before the Age of 70

People are living longer than ever these days, and while that is a good thing, it definitely presents challenges. Regardless of you or your loved one’s stage in life, good planning requires that you ask good questions. And asking good questions can sometimes be...

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3 Real-life Examples of Important Asset Protection

3 Real-life Examples of Important Asset Protection

We’ve previously talked about asset protection, but before we jump into some real-life examples, let’s review: Asset protection is simply protecting the things you own. This could be your house, your savings accounts, your IRAs, farmland, etc. Life is unpredictable,...

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