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The Importance of Using Legal Names
Estate Planning

The Importance of Legal Names

In this video, Cindy discusses why it’s important to make sure you have the correct legal names (as well as contact information) for everyone and every organization that may be mentioned in your estate planning documents – before you meet with your attorney. Other articles/videos …

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Sensors can reduce stress for dementia patient caregivers
Elder Law

Technology to Assist Caregivers

This article caught my eye. By 2030, more than 8 million Americans are anticipated to be living with some form of dementia, and many will depend on round-the-clock in-home care. Think about that for a minute – 8 million people needing care due to dementia. …

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joint account
Elder Law

Joint Account Warning … Again

In this video, Cindy discusses … again … why joint ownership on bank accounts, investment accounts, real estate, etc., are generally not a good idea and should never be done merely for “convenience”. Other articles/videos you may find interesting: Timeshares: The Inheritance No One Wants …

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Estate Planning

The Horrors of Homestead at Death

Did you know that your Florida homestead could be a problem when you die? Most people don’t, and this results in pretty constant income for probate attorneys. As much as I appreciate having your children pay me for the probate of your home, I’d prefer …

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Standby Minors' Trust
Estate Planning

Using a Standby Minors’ Trust

In this video, Cindy discusses what a standby minors’ trust is and how it works. Other articles/videos you may find interesting: Understanding Your Trust Document Including Pets in Your Estate Plan Ready to make sure everything’s in order for your loved ones in the event …

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Estate Planning

Guns and Dementia: A Difficult Topic

I came across this article recently and it really made me think. This is such a difficult topic for families dealing with dementia – it can be even more contentious than taking away someone’s car keys. Of course, possessing and driving a car is not …

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Estate Planning

“Protecting” Assets Means Giving Them Away

“How can I protect my assets from Medicaid?” I get this question a lot. The long answer is complicated, but the short answer is that you can protect your assets from being counted or taken away by nursing home or the government only if you’re …

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Estate Planning

Your Estate Plan is Your Decision, Not Your Lawyer’s

Have you ever noticed that some attorneys refer to themselves as “Joe Smith, Counselor-at-law,” instead of Attorney or Attorney-at-law? And, in court, the judge and opposing attorneys refer to attorneys as “Counselor.” When you get in trouble with the law, you’re advised to seek legal …

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prenup
Estate Planning

Get a Damn Prenup!!

In this video, Cindy discusses why everyone who remarries after death or divorce should have a prenup for estate planning reasons. Other articles/videos you may find interesting: Should Your Attorney Keep Your Original Will? Durable Power of Attorney: What You Need to Know Ready to …

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Estate Planning

Estate Planning Checklist, Especially for Procrastinators

Nobody likes to think about dying. However, it happens whether we prepare for it or not.  If you don’t do some advance planning, it can cause even more longer lasting pain and grief, not to mention money and strained relations for your loved ones.

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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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