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Engaging Seniors Tips - Elder Care Lawyers CT

Elder Care Lawyers CT  The more socially active the elderly are, the less likely they are to become depressed. Depression, stress, and isolation can lead to health issues. This can happen easily to seniors living away from family. Whether seniors ar… Read More
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Why You May Want to Voluntarily File an Annual Update with the VA

The Good News and the Bad News Prior to January 2013, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) required recipients of non-service connected benefits to make a mandatory annual filing in order to maintain benefits eligibility.  By… Read More
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The Benefits of Positive Thinking for Body and Mind

  “Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance – the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.”   -Thomas Carlyle The benefits of a posit… Read More
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Why Bother with a Care Agreement?

In our last post we provided a brief overview of Care Agreements.  This week we consider a recent Louisiana court decision that illustrates a big problem that arises when relatives are paid for providing care services to a loved one and that arrang… Read More
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What is a Care Contract and why should you have one?

As individuals get older, they often need more and more help with their personal and financial needs.  It becomes harder to do a whole host of things ranging from paying bills and balancing a checkbook to keeping track of medications, transportatio… Read More
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Estate Planning Done Right– Settling the Estate of Joan Rivers

This week we will look at an example of a celebrity who appears to have made a number of wise decisions in her lifetime estate planning.  In contrast to the complicated, acrimonious and all too publicly scrutinized process of settling the Estate of… Read More
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Estate Planning Gone Wrong – Settling the Estate of James Brown

As a two part series, we will look at how the estate settlement process for two different celebrities can illustrate starkly contrasting results achieved from their respective estate plans.  First we will look at the settlement of the Estate of Jame… Read More
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I Don’t Have Children – Who Will Care for Me?

Over the years, many women decided that they didn’t want children. Their decision was made not necessarily because they were selfish; many were career-oriented and received fulfillment through their work. But as these women age they wonder who will… Read More
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Observations on the U.S. Trust Annual Wealth Survey

U.S. Trust conducts an annual survey of high net worth individuals to prepare a comprehensive report it calls the “Insights on Wealth and Worth” (“Survey”).  While there are many fascinating observations and conclusions that may be drawn fro… Read More
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An Expensive Family Fight Over an Item Worth $100

A 2014 Maine court case illustrates how some families can get into significant arguments over what seems to outside observers to be fairly insignificant things. See Estate of Greenblatt, 86 A.3d 1215 (Me. 2014). In 2008 Ada Greenblatt died childless.… Read More
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