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What is an executor?

An executor is the person responsible for managing the administration of a deceased person’s estate. The executor (also called a personal representative) is either named in a will or appointed by the court, if there is no will. Executors are re… Read More
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What is Required of an Executor?

Being the executor of an estate is not a task to take lightly. An executor is the person responsible for managing the administration of a deceased individual’s estate. Although the time and effort involved will vary with the size of the estate,… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

Same-Sex Marriages Recognized by the Supreme Court

On June 26, 2015 United States Supreme Court issued an opinion of great importance in the area of estate planning for same sex couples.  In Obergefell v. Hodges the Court addressed two questions.  First, does the 14th Amendment to the United States… Read More
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Respite Stays for Dementia Patients

Summer often brings to mind vacations and taking time off from everyday stress. Caregivers of loved ones living with dementia-related diseases know that caregiving can be a full-time job in addition to the responsibilities associated with employment… Read More
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Medicare Coverage and Medicare Planning for Chronic Conditions

If you are a Medicare beneficiary receiving skilled care for a chronic condition, you no longer have to show improvement in order to have the care covered, but your provider (such as a doctor, home care agency, or nursing home) may not know this. Ev… Read More
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Getting Medicare While Traveling or Living Overseas

Many retirees look forward to traveling in their retirement, and more and more are actually retiring overseas, in part as a way to stretch savings. But what happens to retirees’ federal benefits while they are out of the country? The short answ… Read More
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Categories: General Interest

How to Make Your Funeral Wishes Known

How can you make sure your funeral and burial wishes will be carried out after you die? It is important to let your family know your desires and to put them in writing.  Just don’t do it in your will.  To help your loved ones follow your wishes a… Read More
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Things to Consider Before Retiring Abroad

Retiring to another country can be a very attractive option.  Lower cost of living and health care expenses along with exotic locales and temperate climates persuade many seniors to retire outside of the United States. If you want to ensure a smooth… Read More
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Pre-Paid Funeral Plans: Buyer Beware

Funerals rank among the most expensive purchases many consumers will ever make. A traditional funeral costs about $6,000, although “extras” like flowers, obituary notices, acknowledgment cards and limousines can bring the total to well ov… Read More
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Staying Hydrated in Summer

Combating dehydration is essential at all times of the year, but it is often at the forefront of caregivers’ minds during the hot and humid summer months. Detecting dehydration in an elderly loved one can be difficult, since symptoms can range in s… Read More
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