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Will You Need Long-Term Care? Will Medicare Pay?

Posted on: July 8, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
On average, men need help for 2.2 years, while women need help for 3.7 years.
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Legal Documents for College

Graduation Over? Time to Consider Legal Documents for College

Posted on: July 7, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
You can no longer make medical or financial decisions for your children without proper paperwork.
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What was in Ray Liotta 's Will

Is My Spouse Responsible for My Car Lease When I Die?

Posted on: July 6, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
What happens if I die before my car lease is up? Does my wife have to keep paying the lease? The salesman said the dealer would take the car back and no more payments would be owed, but it’s not in the paperwork.
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How Probate Court works.

What’s the Latest with Tom Petty’s Estate ?

Posted on: June 30, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Tom Petty’s widow Dana Petty has submitted new appeals in her ongoing legal battle with the late rocker’s daughters Adria Petty and Annakim Violette, according to documents filed in Los Angeles County court on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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What Does ‘Getting Your Affairs in Order’ Really Mean?

Posted on: June 29, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
We talked about the various things you should think about and get in order, so that if ‘something happens’ your loved ones don’t have to do a frantic search for your important information.
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What doesn't Medicare cover.

Here’s Why a Basic Form Doesn’t Work for Estate Planning

Posted on: June 28, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
However, some want you to believe that you need only purchase a form to have an effective estate plan. Using this form, you are told, can save money and — best of all — the form is valid in all 50 states.
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CDPAP will pay you to take care of Mom.

Nursing Home Costs and Your Estate Plan

Posted on: June 27, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Remember that the role of an elder law attorney is to be a client-centered advocate, which is a different assignment than being a taxpayer watchdog.
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New IRS portability rules

What’s a Death Tax?

Posted on: June 24, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Sometimes people confuse the estate tax with an income tax, but it is not a tax on income. It is a transfer tax imposed on the wealthy at death.
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Controlling Heirs from Beyond

What Do I Do With My Dad’s Timeshare When He Passes Away?

Posted on: June 24, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
You may hear commercials for companies that say they can get you released from a timeshare purchase and lease agreements. If your parent passes away intestate (without a will) and owned a timeshare, you may not want it.
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Can a BDIT save you on taxes?

Did the Queen of Soul Leave a Will or Die Intestate?

Posted on: June 23, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Three handwritten wills have been found in one of the homes of the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, all with a theme of providing for her four sons and even commentary involving others she felt were insincere or ‘grossly inefficient,’ according to the documents.
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