Why Estate Planning Procrastination Kills Your Options

Estate Planning Procrastination In my elder law practice, far and above all other concerns is client procrastination. Most people wait until something bad happens before they take action or make decisions. Unfortunately, with eldercare, this can severely limit your options.

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Estate Planning for Women

While estate planning is important for everyone, women especially need to understand estate planning and have a plan of their own in place. Here are some issues that are of particular interest to women and their estate planning.

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Women and Alzheimer’s: A Gender Under Siege

Alzheimer’s, the disease that robs you of your memories, your personality, your ability to think, your ability to reason, your motor skills, and eventually your life. This was the sobering reality for an estimated 5 million Americans aged 65 and older in 2013 – an estimate that is expected to nearly triple by 2050.

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These States Will Usher in Changes to Their Death Taxes in 2016

In 2015, there are still 20 U.S. jurisdictions that collect a death tax at the state level: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, and Washington. Even if you don’t live in one of these states, the state […]

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Four More Common Estate Planning Mistakes

Here are four more common mistakes in estate planning. If your plan is in place and current, this will serve as more validation that you are on the right track. Feel free to share this information with friends and family members, especially those who may not have a plan in place.

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Long-Term Care Planning, Part 1: A Central Requirement

Health care has been the topic of discussion lately, but the greatest threat to your financial health is long-term care. This is the kind of care you need if you are not able to perform normal daily activities (such as eating, dressing, bathing and toileting) without help, and it is expected that you will need […]

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