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Bad idea to keep estate plan a big secret

People tend to focus on the safekeeping of their estate plan. They try to think of the most secure place to store their documents — places such as a bank safe deposit box, a home safe or strong box or some other protected location.

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Durable Powers of Attorney: Not so durable after all?

By Linda T. Cammuso A Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA), sometimes called just a “Power of Attorney,” is a legal document that allows you to name one or more individuals to serve as your agent (known as an “attorney-in-fact”) to manage your financial affairs when you become unable to do so yourself. A DPOA is […]

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My loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, now what?

It is estimated that about five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and about 360,000 people are newly diagnosed each year.

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Estate planning: you can’t afford to wait

f you’re like most people, you probably have a list of reasons why you haven’t established your estate plan.

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Understanding Homestead protection: How it protects you

If you own your own home and believe that it is protected because you have a Declaration of Homestead it is important that you and your loved ones fully understand the law.

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What is elder law and how does it apply to families?

The National Elder Law Foundation defines elder law as “the legal practice of counseling and representing older persons or their representatives.” On its face the definition appears to be both simple and clear.

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