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Talking About Money And Other Taboo Topics

Grandma always said that well mannered people don’t talk about money. According to her, doing so is tacky and in poor taste, but it is something we do every day. And it is something we wish more people would do, both with their family members and with an experienced estate planning attorney. Everyone Needs An […]

  • Posted on: Sep 17 2018
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Keep Your Estate Plan In A Safe Place, Not A Literal Safe

One of the last things we discuss with all of our estate planning clients before they head out the door is the importance of keeping the various documents that make up their estate plan in a safe place. Many respond by telling us they plan to keep everything in an actual safe. While this may […]

  • Posted on: Sep 7 2018
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Using Trusts To Preserve Access To Public Benefits

The idea of leaving behind a little something for our loved ones to remember us by is one of the things that makes the thinking-about-one’s-death part of estate planning tolerable. We all hope that the money or other assets we pass on will help our loved ones lead a better life. However, there are some […]

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2018
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When A Hero Grows Old

In June, Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, filed a lawsuit against his son Andy, his daughter Jan, and his longtime manager Christina Korp. He alleges they have taken control of his credit cards, used his money for their own gain, undermined his romantic relationships, and slandered him by telling others that he […]

  • Posted on: Aug 3 2018
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Choosing an Elder Law Attorney in Mississippi

Choosing an elder law attorney is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Therefore, when searching for an elder law attorney in Mississippi, it’s important to consider a number of factors before making a final decision. Below are some things to consider when choosing an elder law attorney in Mississippi. 1) Ask for referrals – […]

  • Posted on: Jul 30 2018
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Why Plan for Long-Term Care?

Long-term care encompasses a range of services and supports that a person may need in order to meet his or her needs. Personal care needs typically encompass things like assistance with activities of daily living and medical care. The majority of individuals over 65 years of age require some type of long-term care. Therefore, it […]

  • Posted on: Jul 27 2018
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How Do I Pay for Nursing Home Care?

by lawpromo | Medicaid Myths Families faced with having to pay for nursing home care for a loved one usually get a crash course in the limitations of Medicare and private health insurance. What they find is that Medicare will only pay for a certain amount of nursing home care and private health insurance doesn’t […]

  • Posted on: Sep 8 2017
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What Happens if a Family Member Becomes Incapacitated?

by lawpromo | The Unpopular Topic of Discussion Every Family Needs to Have Just bringing up the possibility of someone in your family becoming mentally or physically incapacitated is often difficult. We tend to think of only the very elderly needing long-term, hands-on care, but a recent report by the Alzheimer’s Association found that one in nine […]

  • Posted on: Sep 5 2017
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3 Celebrity Probate Disasters and Tragic Lessons

With extreme wealth accumulated, one would assume that celebrities would take steps to protect their estates. But think again: Some of the world’s richest and most famous people enter the pearly gates with no estate plan in place, while others have made estate planning mistakes that tied their fortunes and heirs up for years in […]

  • Posted on: Mar 10 2017
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FAQs – Why You Want to Avoid Probate

Q: What is probate? A: Probate is the process by which the court validates the authenticity of a will; appoints an executor (aka personal representative); and supervises the settlement of an estate, including the payment of bills, filing of tax returns, and transfer of assets to beneficiaries. If no will is presented, the court will […]

  • Posted on: Feb 25 2017
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