Estate Planning

Undue Influence

Estate Planning and Undue Influence Over a Will-maker

When people, or family members, become quite elderly or ill, they also become susceptible to manipulation from those who will defraud or steal. Targeted attacks on vulnerable older people to exert what attorneys deem “undue influence” constitutes elder abuse. It disrupts the older persons’ impulse to provide for loved ones and instead leaves assets to …

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What is an Executor’s Role?

If someone has chosen you to be the executor, or personal representative, of their estate, they felt that you would be a trustworthy person to carry out the tasks associated with handling their assets and affairs after their death. Even though the decedent nominated you to be their executor, you will still need to be …

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Guardianship of your Elderly Parent

Guardianship of your Aging Parent

Often an aging parent will lose their ability to think clearly to make informed and meaningful decisions regarding their life. This growing inability may occur due to Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, mental illness, stroke, brain injury, or other severe health or disability conditions. In the absence of your parent preparing for their elder …

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Estate Planning for Baby Boomers

Estate Planning for Baby Boomers

If you are part of the Baby Boomer generation, you are likely retired or quickly approaching retirement. You may be thinking about how you will spend your new-found free time, planning trips you have wanted to take, or spending more time with your children and grandchildren. These are good things to think about, but you …

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Life Care Planning

Estate Planning Plus Elder Law Equals Life Care Planning

You often hear the terms used interchangeably; however, there are significant differences between elder law and estate planning. While some overlap exists between the two, learning and implementing strategies from both law practice types is crucial to prepare for successful aging life care planning and preserving a family legacy. Estate planning lets families: Name guardians for minor children …

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