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What doesn't Medicare cover.

Should I Get Attorney to Write My Will?

Posted on: July 31, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Estate planning can be tricky, which is why many people turn to attorneys to get the job done right.
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Should your children get their inheritance at 18?

Should Your Kids Get Their Inheritance at 18?

Posted on: July 30, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
There are mechanisms that you can put in place through a trust to help your children become financially responsible with their inheritance.
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5 biggest mistakes for beneficiaries

How to Design an Estate Plan with a Blended Family?

Posted on: July 28, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
No one marries with the intention of getting divorced, but about half of all marriages in the U.S. will end in divorce. Divorce and second marriages can complicate the process of estate planning and present a number of challenges.
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How Probate Court works.

How Do Those Transfer on Death TOD Accounts Work?

Posted on: July 27, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Transfer on death (TOD) accounts can keep your estate planning intact, while keeping your beneficiaries out of court. If you’re among the 57% of adults who don’t currently have a will or trust, your family is likely headed to probate court.
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Paying for Funeral Expenses

Choosing an Active Adult Community

Posted on: July 26, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
…if you’re contemplating moving into an age-restricted community, finding one that’s right for you takes work. While active adult communities generally offer the opportunity for a lower-maintenance (and sometimes lower cost) lifestyle, they vary enormously.
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Assistance for caregivers

What Do I Need to Know About Hospice Care?

Posted on: July 25, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Hospice care, which strives to relieve the symptoms and suffering caused by a terminal illness, becomes an option when a patient has been given six months or less to live. It means that choosing a hospice for yourself or a loved one is often a choice made under duress.
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Slow walking and dementia

Busting the 10,000 Steps a Day Myth

Posted on: July 24, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
There has been very little research on how many steps people should take a day to be healthy.
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Talk to your parents about their estate plan

What Do I Really Need to Know About Trusts and Trustees?

Posted on: July 22, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
It’s a well-documented fact that most people do no estate planning. Of those who do, the majority use a last will to pass their estate to a spouse or divide it among their children.
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What doesn't Medicare cover.

Why Would I Need to a Will Change?

Posted on: July 21, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
You have just completed what may very well be one of the most important documents for you and your family. Time passes, years go by, your will is safe and sound – but is it still up-to-date?
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Work on your Estate Plan

Why is an Advance Directive so Important with Dementia?

Posted on: July 20, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
When it comes to the prospect of dementia, advance directives are critical because the disease is progressive.
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