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Risks of an Old Will 

Risks of an Old Will 

Do you have an old will? Does it need to be updated? Most changes any estate plan faces can be summed up by examining the “3 L’s”: Life – What has changed in your family, your health or your finances since your last will was created? Law – What legal or tax...

Is Your Loved One in a Nursing Home?

Is Your Loved One in a Nursing Home?

Is your spouse, parent, or sibling in a nursing home? Are you worried about running out of money? Have you been told it’s too late to protect assets? These are common concerns we hear when meeting with clients for the first time. Our advice is...

Do I need an attorney to assist with probate?

Do I need an attorney to assist with probate?

After losing a loved one, many people ask the question, “Do I need to hire an attorney?”That depends — do you know what needs to be done? Are you having problems transferring assets? If everything is in joint tenancy – meaning the survivor becomes the...

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It’s Time to Sign up or Review Your Medicare Part D Plan

It’s Time to Sign up or Review Your Medicare Part D Plan

It’s fall, when thoughts turn to spicy pumpkin lattes, crisp colorful leaves, and Medicare Part D. Medicare Part D? Yes! Enrollment starts October 15 and ends December 7, so it’s time to review your current plan or prepare to sign up for a new one, or both. It’s...

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Widows at Risk for Being Taken Advantage Of

Widows at Risk for Being Taken Advantage Of

It may be hard to believe, but when a husband (or wife) dies, there are plenty of people there to take advantage of the situation. A recent article in a national newspaper column highlighted this risk with a local Springfield woman. Trustworthy helpers are vitally...

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The Unique Planning Needs of Women

The Unique Planning Needs of Women

Women today have many unique situations that require special treatment when it comes to estate planning. Well, maybe not special treatment, but women need to take extra care that they are protected through good planning. Here are some examples: Young mom stays home...

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5 Stages of Life Care Planning

5 Stages of Life Care Planning

First, you’re probably wondering, “What is Life Care Planning?” Life Care Planning is a new concept in the estate planning field that came about because people are living a lot longer these days. Estate planning attorneys realized that planning didn’t just need to be...

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Edwards Group Is Open and Serving Clients

We are still open and serving those who need our help! Under the governor's orders, legal services are considered essential business. So, we remain open to assist families with estate planning and elder care needs, but we are taking extra steps to protect our clients...

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Medicare Help for State of Illinois Employees

Medicare Help for State of Illinois Employees

Choosing medical and prescription coverage for retired state employees can be quite complicated. Several years back, the state of Illinois changed how they would handle medical insurance once their retirees became eligible for...

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How Do You Access VA Benefits to Pay for Care at Home?

How Do You Access VA Benefits to Pay for Care at Home?

One of the biggest challenges people face as they age is finding the care they need and then paying for that care. It's something that the majority of Americans struggle with at some point in their life. A lot of those who are aging and need care right now are...

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Joint Ownership – Tempting But Risky

Joint Ownership – Tempting But Risky

Joint ownership with a right of survivorship, or joint tenancy, is a common method of owning assets.  Particularly with husbands and wives, it is a very common ownership method. Many people hear about joint tenancy as being a good estate planning tool - a way to...

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Risks of an Old Will 

Risks of an Old Will 

Do you have an old will? Does it need to be updated? Most changes any estate plan faces can be summed up by examining the “3 L’s”: Life – What has changed in your family, your health or your finances since your last will was created? Law – What legal or tax...

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Edwards Group has helped hundreds of families find peace-of-mind with sound guidance and careful planning