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Estate Planning

Filing Estate Taxes for a Deceased Family Member

When a financially comfortable loved one departs, a bevy of tax issues can come into play.

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Elder Law

Are Your Estate Planning Documents Age-Appropriate (Part 2)

In Part 1, we met Joe and Claire, now age 65, and reviewed their need for age-appropriate health care and decision-making documents. We left off with the question, “What planning can Joe and Claire do now to prevent losing everything in the event their health …

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Elder Law

Are Your Estate Planning Documents Age-Appropriate? (Part 1)

Twenty years ago, Joe and Claire, age 45 at the time, went on their first vacation without their kids since they were married. They had no estate planning documents in place, and had to scramble quickly to get a simple Will and Power of Attorney …

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Elder Law

Having the “Someday” Talk with Parents

Almost every day I hear someone mention the topic of caring for aging parents. It seems only yesterday that my friends and I were swapping colic-coping methods, survival techniques for the terrible twos and picky eater solutions.

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Elder Law

Cognitive Decline Doesn’t Have to Happen

As it turns out, you were not the only one who might have wondered about the accuracy of the long-held assumption of inevitable age-related cognitive decline.

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Probate

What Do I Do With Dad’s Timeshare When He Dies?

You may hear commercials for companies that say they can get you released from a timeshare purchase and lease agreements. If your parent passes away intestate (without a will) and owned a timeshare, you may not want it.

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Elder Law

Not Your Grandfather’s Senior Community

Developers are trying to differentiate themselves and meet the growing demand for seniors that don’t want the same old same old.

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Estate Planning

A Basic Form Doesn’t Work for Estate Planning

However, some want you to believe that you need only purchase a form to have an effective estate plan. Using this form, you are told, can save money and — best of all — the form is valid in all 50 states.

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Estate Planning

Are No-Contest Clauses Valid In Florida?

A Brief History of No-Contest Clauses No-contest, or in terrorem, clauses have been used in Wills for centuries. These clauses usually state that if a beneficiary under the document contests the validity of the document and loses, that beneficiary receives nothing. Of course, if the …

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Estate Planning

Yes, You Should Have a Will

People tend to avoid estate planning like it’s the plague. However, no financial plan can be complete without one. Sure, thinking about your own demise doesn’t rate high on the ‘fun scale,’ but not everything in life does.

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You wonder whether your granddaughter will think of you fondly when you’re not around anymore.

You want to make sure someone will love and care for your dog, horse, or parrot when you can’t.

Your spouse doesn’t share your love for guns, and you fear your collection could be sold for almost nothing – or even destroyed – instead of being passed on to your children or others who share your passion.

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