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Category Archives for Elder Law

When will it be safe to visit my mom in a Nursing Home again?

I wish I had an answer. The balancing act of protecting your vulnerable elderly parent from a virus, which has hit Nursing Homes hard and making sure that their residents have their need for visitors met is not easy. Nursing Homes and Assisted Livings are in the last group of places that will be allowed […]

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Planning Your Estate – In times of Turmoil

Today, we are in times of turmoil. We are worried about getting sick, and we are aware that our days might end sooner than we want. No one wants to think about all the what-ifs. What if I die? What if my loved one or I get dementia? Will we lose all our money paying […]

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Who else has a strong opinion about Ventilators and what they want at end of life? I know I do

I have a very strong opinion about what I would want if I needed a Ventilator; with only a 20% chance of getting off a ventilator and surviving, I would only want that if I could survive, and if in 14 days I was not better I would want it removed. This may not be […]

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If Hospital Won’t Allow Visitors Here is what you need

If your loved one is in a Hospital, Nursing Home or Assisted Living and they are limiting visitors to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus this is what you need to do: Does your loved on have an Advance Health Care Directive? If so find it, see who they named as their agent (the […]

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Protecting My Clients from COVID-19

It is my goal to ensure the health and safety of both our clients and staff. We are closely monitoring the outbreak developments and CDC recommendations regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please read below about the steps we are taking to prevent the spread of this outbreak: I am taking proper precautions as determined by the CDC […]

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New Law Regarding Inherited IRAs

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ALERT! There is a new law regarding inherited IRAs. Here are all the facts: SECURE Act and the Death of the Stretch-IRA On May 23, 2019, the House of Representatives passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Bill of 2019 (the “SECURE Act”). Congress just agreed to a bipartisan appropriations bill that will […]

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Caregiver: Did You Take Care of Your Planning?

Caregiver with Elderly Man

I meet many people who are in their 80s and 90s, and almost all of them are facing some kind of health challenge. I focus on making sure that my clients have a plan for both what happens when you die and what happens when you live and need help with care and paying your […]

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The MUST HAVE Holiday Conversation

Holidays are just around the corner and families will be gathering to celebrate. This is the time of year when you are able to spend time with your parents. The Alzheimer’s association reports that at age 80 half of all people have some form of dementia, thus if your parents are in that age range […]

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The Uncomfortable Conversation about Healthcare Decisions

It’s the Holidays and we all want to talk about Happy Times and Happy Memories. No one wants the memory of my friend who will always remember that just days after Christmas he was called to the hospital he was only 27, his grandmother was gravely ill. His parents were out of town and could […]

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The Law Has Changed Time to Update the Trust

Law Gavel and Books

As I write this a New Tax Law has just been passed. After spending over 5 hours reading about the new law, the one thing I know is that like all laws whether or not you can benefit from any tax law is based upon your ability to find help in knowing how to make […]

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