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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.

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Here’s One Way to Handle the Son-In-Law You Hate

Posted on: April 12, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
A family from the United Kingdom has made international news, as a result of an alleged will forgery fueled by a mother-in-law’s disdain for her daughter’s husband.
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Can your love ones be disinherited ?

What is the Best Way to Leave an Inheritance to a Grandchild?

Posted on: April 11, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
While everyone from brand new parents to great grandparents can benefit from the advice of a competent estate planning lawyer, frequently the individuals making sure that their affairs are in order, are those in their golden years. They have a common concern: what about their grandbabies?
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Co-op and transferring to the kids

What is a Life Estate?

Posted on: April 10, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
What, exactly, is a life estate? Does it have any value?
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Slow walking and dementia

What’s My Plan If I’m an “Elder Orphan?”

Posted on: April 9, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
’Elder orphans’ is a new term coined to describe 22 percent of Americans over the age of 65 who lack someone, like a family member to take care of them.
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Why Did a Georgia Woman Try to Trick a Judge Concerning Her Son’s Special Needs Trust?

Posted on: April 6, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
A woman accused of conspiring to scam her special needs son out of his trust fund, has turned herself in to police, according to the Gwinnett County Police Department.
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CDPAP will pay you to take care of Mom.

How Can I Protect My Child’s Inheritance, If They Have a Substance Abuse Problem?

Posted on: April 5, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
You've done all you could to draw up the perfect trust to protect your child and help them on the path to recovery. Now you need the right person (or team) to help make it happen.
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The Big Eight: Don’t Risk Your Retirement with These Mistakes

Posted on: April 4, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
A big part of generating enough income to live off of in retirement, is identifying and mitigating risks to that income stream. Bear markets, interest rates and inflation can all wreak havoc on retirement income. Physical and mental wellness, along with personal disposition and behavior patterns, also impact retirees’ financial decisions.
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As a New Parent, Have You Updated (or Created) Your Estate Plan?

Posted on: April 3, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
For new parents, the need for legacy planning is especially obvious.
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Confused by Your Hospital Bill? You’re Not Alone.

Posted on: April 2, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Although the legislation was supposed to address the problem of consumer confusion about how much hospitals charge for their services, in application, the inaccurate posted prices probably increase the confusion.
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Did Luke Perry Plan His Estate?

Posted on: April 1, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
When Luke Perry, whose full name was Coy Luther Perry III, died on March 4, 2019, he was surrounded by family and loved ones. Tragically, the actor—who rose to fame playing a teenage heart-throb on Beverly Hills 90210—died from a condition that almost everyone thinks of as one that only strikes "old" people. Fortunately, Perry's foresight to do the proper estate planning, meant that the tragedy was not made worse for his family.
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