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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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Avoid Nursing Home Poverty

Avoid Nursing Home Poverty

We know firsthand that one of the greatest concerns for seniors is the fear of outliving their savings. No one’s vision of retirement includes going into a nursing home. It’s not what you want for you or your spouse. But if it happens, your income and savings can be...

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7 Things Every Executor Needs to Know Before the Funeral

7 Things Every Executor Needs to Know Before the Funeral

Being an executor is a big responsibility. One that requires great integrity and diligence. Many people will only experience this role once or twice in their life, and it can be a bit daunting. Here are 7 things for you to consider prior to the funeral: What were the...

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Factors to Consider if You Want to Stay Home Longer as You Age

Factors to Consider if You Want to Stay Home Longer as You Age

Most people want to stay in their homes as long as possible when they get older. Attorney David Edwards and Elder Care Advisor Melissa Coulter discuss factors that can help you stay at home as long as possible. There are five safety concerns you should be aware of as...

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What You Need to Know About Hospice

What You Need to Know About Hospice

At Edwards Group we believe that education is foundational to navigating the issues of aging with as little stress as possible. And with all the misinformation out there about hospice, we thought it would be good to do an article on the topic. Elisa Cottrell, a former...

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5 Reasons Not to DIY Your Will

5 Reasons Not to DIY Your Will

I often hear people say, "I don't need an estate plan. I don't have an estate!" But that's not true. Virtually everyone can benefit from having a personalized estate plan, which is, at the very least, a will. Without one, the state of Illinois will decide what happens...

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The Truth About Six Common Estate Planning Excuses

The Truth About Six Common Estate Planning Excuses

It was recently Estate Planning Awareness Week. This concept was developed because estate planning is an often-overlooked element of financial wellness. And it's one that is quite easy to put off thinking about. Here at Edwards Group, it's estate planning awareness...

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9 Communication Strategies for Dealing With Aging Parents

9 Communication Strategies for Dealing With Aging Parents

"Old age ain't no place for sissies."  ~Bette Davis I'm sure nearly all of us can conjure up a difficult or frustrating conversation that we've had with aging parents or grandparents. It can be challenging even on a good day, but throw in medical decisions,...

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