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What Happens When Your Parents Die Broke

When people die, their debts don’t disappear. Those debts are now owed by their estates.

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Life Stages And Estate Planning

Estate planning is not a one-time endeavor. Unfortunately many people believe that they do not need an estate plan until they approach retirement.

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That ‘Living Will’ You Signed? At The ER, It Could Be Open To Interpretation

“Don’t resuscitate this patient; he has a living will,” the nurse told Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy, handing her a document.

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Need An Estate Plan

Grandparents raising their grandchildren is not a new trend but today the number of grandparents doing so is trending significantly upwards.

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Medicaid Application Is More Complicated Than It Looks

There are tricks and pitfalls when filling out a Medicaid application form that an elder law attorney can help you avoid and help accelerate the process while preserving assets.

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KENNEBUNK, ME - MAY 19: Former first lady Barbara Bush waves to the crowd as she arrives at the dedication of the Mathew J. Lanigan bridge Friday, May 19, 2017. The bridge was first built in 1933 and connects Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. The new bridge cost $2.7 million and was completed in a very short time frame. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

Barbara Bush’s End-Of-Life Decision Stirs Debate Over ‘Comfort Care’

As she was near death at age 92, former first lady Barbara Bush’s announcement that she was seeking “comfort care” is shining a light, and stirring debate, on what it means to stop trying to fight terminal illness.

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