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Caring for a Pet if You Can’t

What will happen to your beloved pet if you are hospitalized and after you die?  Without a plan in place for their care, pets risk ending up in a shelter, and especially for older pets, possibly being euthanized.  Here are…

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COVID-19 Our New Office Procedures as of March 15, 2020

COVID – 19 – Our Firm’s Response and New Procedures as of March 15, 2020  The Estate Planner’s mission is to help people protect themselves, their loved ones and their legacy with Estate Plans and Elder Law plans specifically tailored…

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What’s the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?

When it comes to protecting yourself, your loved ones and your legacy – having an estate plan is essential.  The question is – what is the right estate plan for you and your family?  Typically, estate plans are Will- or…

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The SECURE Act – Major Changes to Retirement Planning

The SECURE Act (which stands for Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) went into effect yesterday - January 1, 2020. For estate planning purposes, the most significant change is the elimination of the “stretch” provisions in favor of a…

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The Risk of Medicaid and Gift-Giving

Many seniors enjoy the opportunity to be generous to their children by gifting them monetarily. In certain circumstances, however, there is a real concern that people who may be in need of long-term nursing care in the near future should…

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Memory Care Planning for Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease typically with a long pre-clinical phase which gradually worsens. Initial symptoms are often mistaken for normal aging and include problems with language, mood swings, disorientation, loss of motivation, poor self-care and behavioral issues. There…

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