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Estate planning services refer to the process of managing and distributing one's assets and properties after their death, in a way that ensures the smooth transfer of wealth to the intended beneficiaries while minimizing taxes and other expenses. Estate planning services may include drafting legal documents such as wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, as well as providing guidance and advice on strategies for asset protection and wealth transfer. These services may be provided by lawyers, financial advisors, or other professionals with expertise in estate planning. Effective estate planning can help individuals achieve their long-term financial goals and provide peace of mind for themselves and their loved ones.

What doesn't Medicare cover.

What Will Happen to Jeffrey Epstein’s Will?

Posted on: September 16, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Two days before he died in what was ruled a suicide in a Manhattan jail cell, Jeffrey Epstein signed a will that put all of his holdings into a trust.
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An elder law attorney can help with paying for a nursing home

When Do I Need a Power of Attorney?

Posted on: September 13, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
In the absence of a durable power of attorney, who has the right to sign for an incapacitated person?
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What doesn't Medicare cover.

Understanding Why a Last Will and Testament is Important

Posted on: September 12, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Everyone knows what a will is. However, do you know the importance of having one? What does this document mean and what are the reasons why you should prepare a will? What happens to your money and property, if you don’t have one?
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Work on your Estate Plan

Get the Facts About Dementia Care

Posted on: September 10, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
The Alzheimer’s Association created practice recommendations for nursing homes and assisted living facilities that offer dementia care for residents.
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Big COLA increase in 2023

What's the Difference Between a Life Estate and an Irrevocable Trust?

Posted on: September 6, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Whether you’re preparing your estate to pass on to loved ones or helping guide a parent in that process, estate law can be tricky and unfamiliar ground. One of the most important aspects of estate preparations is figuring out what to do with one’s home and property.
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Talk to your parents about their estate plan

Are You Considering the Impact of Your Estate Plan on your Heirs?

Posted on: September 5, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Unless you take your heirs' wishes, taxes and interests into consideration in your plans, you could be committing some serious unforced errors with your estate.
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Bruce Springsteen sold his music catalog

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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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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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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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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