Moving to a New State? 3 Key Reasons Why You Need to Update Your Estate Plan

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You may already know to update your driver’s license, voter registration, and primary care physician after a move to a new state. Have you remembered to update your estate plan as well? While your existing estate plan is probably still valid in your new state, it may not have the same effect as it would… Read more »

Tips for Helping Seniors and Veterans this Independence Day

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Every July, we are given the great opportunity to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for as Americans. Independence day is a special day in the United States. We celebrate with backyard barbecues and fireworks. As we gather together with family and friends for good food and great company, have you considered… Read more »

Skilled Nursing Home Or Assisted Living: What Is The Difference?

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Does deciding which long term care option may be right for you or your loved one feel like an overwhelming task? Understanding the differences between the two main options, skilled nursing home or assisted living facility, can be a great way to help decide what makes the most sense for your circumstances and goals. A… Read more »

7 Tips for Encouraging Dad to Get the Help He Needs

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Have you considered the fact that Father’s Day may be the perfect time to encourage your dad to get the help he needs? Helping your dad take care of himself can be one of the best gifts you can give him. This may be especially true if he has recently been widowed or otherwise does… Read more »

What Is A SLAT And Why Do You Need One?

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Have you ever heard of a SLAT? A Spousal Lifetime Access Trust, more commonly referred to as a “SLAT,” is an estate planning tool that allows you to remove up to $11.6 million from your estate and place it in an irrevocable trust for your spouse, which your spouse can then use and access during… Read more »

4 Ways to Help Your Mother Age in Place This Coming Mother’s Day and During National Elder Law Month

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Did you know that May is not only the month where Mother’s Day lands, but it is also National Elder Law Month? In honor of this special day, and special month, it can be a great time to reflect on how you can help your mom as she gets into the advanced stages of life.… Read more »

Recognizing the Importance of National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day

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On Friday, April 16, 2021, we will celebrate National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day. It may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to medications, but did you know that proper disposal of unused or expired doses can be important both for human health and our environment? Medications left in… Read more »

Questions to Ask a Loved One in a Nursing Home Over the Phone

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Do you have a loved one that has been isolated in a nursing home during the Covid-19 pandemic? If so, you may primarily keep in touch with them by talking on the phone, rather than being able to spend time together face-to-face. Let us take a look at several questions you can ask your loved… Read more »

Three Tips on Helping a Loved One Deal with Memory Loss

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Are you struggling with watching your aging parent or another loved one deal with memory loss? It can be difficult. You may have looked up to your loved one and spent your life watching him or her succeed in a career and be present for the family. Memory loss can make these achievements seem like… Read more »

Think You Are Able To Avoid Probate? Three Common Mistakes We See

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Did you know that going through probate can be a costly and timely process. Are you not concerned because you do not believe your estate will be subject to probate? Let us take a look at three mistakes we see when people think they can avoid probate.  1. Far too many people operate under the… Read more »