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The Importance of Early Diagnosis in Planning for Dementia

Over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and this number continues to grow.  Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.  It is difficult to overstate the devastating impact Alzheimer’s… Read More
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Categories: General Interest

Planning for Pets: How a Pet Trust Can Help You Protect Your Pets

The majority of American families own a pet.  If you are part of this majority, it is important to think about making arrangements for your pets in case you are no longer able to care for them yourself.  According to a recent survey, over 63% of pe… Read More
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Categories: General Interest

Partner Announcement

Weatherby & Associates, P.C. is pleased to announce that attorney Rebecca M. Vicente has been elevated to partner in the firm and will continue to work in the firm’s Bloomfield, Connecticut office. Rebecca’s elevation to partner reflects he… Read More
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Categories: General Interest

Understanding the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets

In order to prepare your estate plan, you need to know that your assets can be put into two categories: probate and non-probate assets.  Once you understand the difference between these two types of assets, you will be able to make informed decision… Read More
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Why You Should Regularly Review Your Trust

One of the benefits of a Revocable Living Trust is that it can be updated when necessary. You may want to update your trust to comply with new laws or to reflect changes in your wishes or your life circumstances. In order to take advantage of this… Read More
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Identifying and Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

Identifying and Avoiding Caregiver Burnout Many of our clients are caring for or being cared for by a loved one.  More than 65 million Americans care for family members who need assistance due to chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the fra… Read More
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The End of the Medicare "Improvement Standard"

The End of the Medicare “Improvement Standard” For decades, home-health care agencies and nursing homes have terminated Medicare coverage if patients did not show improvement.  This policy was referred to as the Medicare “Improvement Standard.… Read More
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Planning for Pets: Why a Will Won't Ensure Your Furry and Feathered Loved Ones are Taken Care Of

Planning for Pets: Why a Will Won’t Ensure Your Furry and Feathered Loved Ones Are Taken Care Of  According to a recent survey by the American Pet Products Association, 68% of U.S. households include at least one pet.  Those of us with pets often… Read More
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Ancillary Probate: What It Is and How to Avoid It

Ancillary Probate: What It Is and How to Avoid It  Probate is the process by which a court grants a person authority to deal with property owned by a deceased individual (“decedent”).  If this person was named in the decedent’s will, he or sh… Read More
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Categories: Probate

Recent Case Raises Concerns about Certain Transfers of Assets by a Medicaid Applicant to a Community Spouse

Recent Case Raises Concerns about Certain Transfers of Assets by a Medicaid Applicant to a Community Spouse: Many Medicaid applicants who need care in a nursing home have spouses who are able to continue living at home (“Community Spouses”).  T… Read More
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Categories: Blog, Estate Planning

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