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Blended Family? Second Time Down the Aisle? Make Sure Estate Plan Is Ready

Posted on: September 3, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
The first thing to realize is that as soon as you marry, your spouse is granted certain inheritance rights under law. However, these rights of inheritance can be waived or modified by using an anti-nuptial agreement, or as its more commonly known, a pre-nuptial agreement.
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Estate Administration - What to do?

Medicaid Application - Why an Attorney Should Help You

Posted on: September 2, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Many seniors and their families don’t use a lawyer to plan for long-term care or Medicaid, often because they’re afraid of the cost.
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Beware Inheritance Theft

A letter of instruction Smooths Life’s Bumpy Road

Posted on: August 30, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
It was reported on the news recently that some of Aretha Franklin’s family members have found what they believe to be her will. It was handwritten, stained and crumpled up in a couch. The courts may or may not choose to honor it, depending on whether or not they are able to verify its authenticity.
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CDPAP will pay you to take care of Mom.

If One Spouse is Incapacitated Can a Transaction Occur ?

Posted on: August 29, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
The wife did not have a durable power of attorney authorizing her spouse to act as her agent in selling the property and now apparently lacked the capacity to sign one.
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Work on your Estate Plan

For Alzheimer’s Patients, Advance Planning Key

Posted on: August 28, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Talks about money and long-term care wishes can be tough enough. However, when a loved one is suffering from memory loss, advocates say there is no time to waste.
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What was in Ray Liotta 's Will

What to Know Before Becoming an Executor?

Posted on: August 27, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
While it is an honor to be selected as an executor, executing a will takes more work than you might think.
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What doesn't Medicare cover.

Is a Will Contest Worth It?

Posted on: August 26, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
You never expected your mother to leave you a fortune, but you thought that she’d leave you something when she passed. Did a sneaky cousin have something to do with it? What do you do now?
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Work on your Estate Plan

How Much Will Long-Term Care Cost ?

Posted on: August 19, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Many people are frightened of long-term care costs—for good reason.
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Big COLA increase in 2023

How Does an ILIT Work?

Posted on: August 16, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
An irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT) can provide peace of mind, as you start your estate planning process. If you have a sizable estate or young beneficiaries, an ILIT can provide control over a life insurance policy that a last will and testament may not.
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Talk to your parents about their estate plan

Why a Living Will Should Be Part of Your Estate Plan

Posted on: August 15, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
What are Medical Advance Directives and what is the difference between a Living Trust and Living Will?
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