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Elder Financial Abuse by Family Caregivers

Elder Financial Abuse by Family Caregivers

Older adults lose an estimated $20 billion each year from financial abuse by family, friends, and caregivers. In many cases, the perpetrators of elder financial abuse are not strangers but trusted individuals, often family members.

What You Should Know About Long-Term Care

What You Should Know About Long-Term Care

Elder law attorneys understand the challenges of planning long-term care amidst the shifting care environment. Evaluating costs and developing strategies to pay for long-term care before you actually need it is crucial.

Estate Planning: Should I Divide My Assets Equally?

Estate Planning: Should I Divide My Assets Equally?

Even if your children get along well, the distribution of your assets can require conflict resolution skills. Without previously experiencing any significant conflicts, even close siblings can struggle to maintain happy family relationships when settling your estate.

A Seniors Guide to Estate Planning

A Seniors Guide to Estate Planning

Most older adults acknowledge that estate planning is essential. Yet, nearly half of Americans age 55 or older do not have a will. Even fewer have designated powers of attorney, a living will, or health care directives. 

Medicaid Spend Down: Pay for More Than Just Medical Bills

Medicaid Spend Down: Pay for More Than Just Medical Bills

To qualify for Medicaid, you must have limited income and assets (in most states, no more than $2,000 in your name). If you have more than that, you may find yourself having to “spend down” your extra assets to meet the $2,000 limit.

New Year’s Resolution: Get That Estate Plan Done

New Year’s Resolution: Get That Estate Plan Done

Visiting an attorney to get your estate plan done is one New Year’s resolution that you should definitely keep. None of us knows whether or when we may find ourselves seriously injured or sick.

14 Essential Questions to Ask Aging Parents This Holiday

14 Essential Questions to Ask Aging Parents This Holiday

With multiple generations getting together for holiday meals, gift exchanges and quality time, these annual gatherings present an opportunity to broach sensitive but important topics with your aging loved ones.

Notarizing Documents for Seniors With a Dementia Diagnosis

Notarizing Documents for Seniors With a Dementia Diagnosis

An Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis can be a challenging journey for the person and family alike. When the diagnosis occurs, a ticking clock begins on the timeline for getting proper and sound notarizations done for crucial legal documents.

What Will Your 2024 Social Security Benefits Look Like?

What Will Your 2024 Social Security Benefits Look Like?

In 2023, recipients of Social Security benefits saw the biggest increase in decades in their monthly checks. Although their payouts will indeed rise again in 2024, the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be considerably more modest.

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