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Understanding Depression in Older Adults

The experience of growing older is different for us all. Our health, history, and support systems can all have significant impacts on the aging process. As we age, there is an increased likelihood that we will endure the death of a loved one and need… Read More
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Preplanning Much Better Than Divorce for Long Term Care

A recent court decision from the Nebraska Supreme Court shows the perils of not planning for long term care before there is a problem.  For example: a now divorced 94-year-old must pay so much alimony that it brings his income below the poverty leve… Read More
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Divorce with Dementia

Can an individual suffering from dementia legally divorce his or her spouse?  Or to put it another way, can someone with dementia possess the legal right to divorce and initiate a lawsuit yet at the same time to lack the capacity to manage property… Read More
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Impact of Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage: Part 2 of 2

Last time we gave a brief description of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.  Same sex marriage is now a right nationwide.  Now that same-sex couples have the op… Read More
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Do You Know How the New Connecticut Law Affects Your Power of Attorney?

Do You Know How the New Connecticut Law Affects Your Power of Attorney? The legislature of the State of Connecticut, after years of debate, has adopted comprehensive new laws concerning powers of attorney for financial matters.  Overall, the new la… Read More
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Understanding Tenancy: The Different Ways to Co-Own Property

When two or more individuals own property — whether it’s a condo, a home, or a piece of land — the relationship between the owners is very important. The form of ownership of the property affects how property is transferred to some… Read More
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Use This Form to Avoid Loved Ones Being Denied Medical Information About You

If you are in the hospital, the last thing you want is for a family member or a trusted friend to be denied information about your condition or prognosis.  But this could happen if you haven’t already given authorization about who can receive deta… Read More
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How Do the Debts of an Estate Get Paid?

An executor is the person responsible for managing the administration of a deceased person’s estate.  One of the executor’s main jobs is to pay people or institutions to whom the estate owes money — the estate’s creditors. T… Read More
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Who Can Serve as Executor?

One important reason to have a will is to be able to name your executor (also called a personal representative). An executor is the person responsible for managing the administration of your estate after you die. If you don’t choose an executor… Read More
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Do You Have the Right Fiduciary?

When creating an estate plan, an important decision is who to name as your fiduciary. A fiduciary is a fancy legal term for the person who will take care of your property for you if you are unable to do it yourself, such as the executor of an estate,… Read More
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