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New City Probate

What Is Probate?

Posted on: May 1, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Unless they’ve experienced it themselves, most people don’t know what happens after the funeral is over and mourners return to their lives. A recent article from San Francisco Bay Times, “Probate in a Nutshell,” explains how the probate process works. Probate is the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person. It includes […]
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National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day

Posted on: April 15, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16.  Sponsor of The Conversation Project, The Institute for Healthcare Improvement uses this date to remind the public of the importance of having conversations and documenting our healthcare wishes for the future. Advance care planning or an advance directive is a legal document that states a person’s preferences for […]
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What Causes Ringing in My Ears?

Posted on: March 24, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Tinnitus is common; as many as 30 million Americans have the condition. Of this 30 million, 20% report that they are disabled by it.
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What Should I Know about Graves’ Disease?

Posted on: March 23, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Graves' disease is one of the causes of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). It's caused by an autoimmune attack on the thyroid gland that leads to the overproduction of thyroid hormones.
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How Should I Handle Memorabilia in My Estate Planning?

Posted on: March 22, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Memorabilia collections, by their nature, are specialized and unique. When considering your estate planning, it's important to think about what you require of your beneficiaries — if you’re not planning on selling your collection — and how you can make that process as easy as possible for your family. What will your spouse or children have to deal with as they dispose of the items?
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Family Secrets and Estate Planning

Do Family Secrets Hurt Estate Planning?

Posted on: March 21, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
A study by the financial services research firm reveals just how big a problem family secrets can be, as reported in Financial Advisor’s recent article “Family Wealth Transfers Undermined by Secrecy.” Most asset holders plan to share their wishes and intentions with family members before they die. However, the research reveals only about half actually…
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Estate Planning for a Millennial

Three Ways to Making Trusts Millennial Friendly

Posted on: March 20, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
If your estate plan benefits Gen Y (also known as Millennials) it’s important to design a trust that supports what makes them thrive.
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Senior Health and Macular Degeneration

What are Warning Signs of Macular Degeneration ?

Posted on: March 17, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
With AMD, there’s no cure. However, there are ways to prevent the disease from progressing.
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Working and Medicare

Can I Enroll in Medicare While I’m Still Working?

Posted on: March 16, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Here are some answers to common questions surrounding retirement postponement and Medicare coverage, including common misperceptions.
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Finding an Elder Law Attorney

What to Ask a Prospective Elder Law Attorney

Posted on: March 15, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
A consultation is an initial meeting with a lawyer. During this meeting, you can discuss your unique situation and your concerns.
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