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Dispelling a Malicious Myth: Irrevocable Trusts Aren’t Irrevocable

It’s counterintuitive, we know: irrevocable trusts are revocable (and amendable). Unfortunately, irrevocability is a malicious myth. The uninformed could spend years relying on an old, out-of-date trust that could be updated and improved without to… Read More
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Poorly Done Estate Settlement Can Create Real Estate Title Problems

When a family member dies, there are many legal and financial things that need to be taken care of.  That process is commonly called “estate settlement.”  It is also called Probate.  There are costs involved with the estate settlement process.… Read More
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Life Care Planning: Life Beyond Law

What is a life care planning law firm? How is it different from a typical elder law firm? The answers to these questions describe what makes Weatherby & Associates truly unique. They also reflect the passion and commitment of the firm’s staff t… Read More
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Nearing 65 and in a Marketplace Plan? Medicare Is Almost Always Your Best Bet

Are you approaching age 65 and currently covered by a marketplace health care plan under the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”)? If so, you should think carefully about your options. While it’s possible to keep or renew your marketplace pla… Read More
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Resident-on-Resident Abuse Is Common in Nursing Homes

One of a family’s worst nightmares is their loved one suffering abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Abuse can come from staff members, but a more common source of abuse may actually be other residents. Researchers believe that… Read More
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Six Ideas for Distributing an Estate's Personal Property in a Fair Way

Unlike money, personal belongings usually cannot be divided equally after their owner passes away. For this reason, distributing possessions like furniture, jewelry, dishes, silverware, artwork, photographs or clothing is often the most difficult cha… Read More
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CAN YOU BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PARENT’S NURSING HOME BILL?

Have you ever heard of state “filial responsibility” laws?  Although rarely enforced, 29 different states have laws that require children to provide financial support to their indigent parents under certain circumstances.  In the context of lo… Read More
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Can you keep your estate plan totally private and should you want to?

Many families are hesitant to discuss financial affairs together.  Parents do not necessarily want their children to know how much or exactly what they have.  Some do not want their loved ones to know exactly how they plan to dispose of their asset… Read More
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Pay Attention to Your Estate Plan: Chris Rock’s Expired Prenuptial Agreement

While most marriages are entered into with a great deal of bliss and optimism, nonetheless many of those marriages end in divorce.  From an estate planning perspective, it always prudent for a marrying couple to enter into a prenuptial agreement tha… Read More
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Time for a Spring Clean

Springtime often creates a drive to clean out your home, your desk, your car and just about everything that physically and emotionally constitutes ‘clutter’ in life. In some cases, projects can be completed more effectively when help is enlisted.… Read More
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