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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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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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Long Term Care Attorneys and Insurance

When discussing estate planning with our clients, we always explain the need to prepare for the possibility of requiring long-term care, and the daunting costs of such care.  As Americans are living longer, more and more of us are spending a signif… Read More
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Home Safety Checkups

Adult children with elderly parents often report to our firm that their concerns about their parents significantly increased following an accident at home. After a trip to the emergency room and sometimes also a short-term rehabilitation center, chil… Read More
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WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER DO BUSINESS “ON A HANDSHAKE”

Many of our small business owner clients enjoy having their children or other family members work with them in the business, and their “exit plan” relies heavily on transferring responsibility for running the business to those family members.  F… Read More
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Caregiver Promises Past and Present

As a long-time spouse, taking on the role of caregiver can be an extremely difficult process that many couples simply do not foresee. Journalist Tara Bahrampour highlighted the conversations held among families about future long-term care steps in he… Read More
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Caregivers: Know your Assisted Living Options

February is National Caregivers Month. One task that can be daunting for family caregivers is identifying the assisted living community that best fits their loved one’s unique needs. It is important for caregivers to be able to identify the differe… Read More
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What is CAPS? A Specialist Approach to Aging

Aging-in-place is a relatively new phrase used to describe something which has been very desirable to millions of Americans. The goal of aging-in-place is to remain in your chosen home, safely, for as long as possible. As we age and our physical and… Read More
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Family Meetings During the Holidays

‘Tis the season for listening to holiday music, shopping special sales, sharing a nice meal, and spending time with the family. The holiday season is a perfect opportunity to gather to enjoy gifts and create new memories. It also allows family the… Read More
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