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October 26, 2019

The Electronic Wills Act represents the first step in an attempt to modernize the practice by which individuals execute their wills.

September 20, 2019

Powers of attorney are not one-size-fits-all types of documents. The extent of the powers that are held by the attorney in fact are defined by the document itself. If the power of attorney doesn't pack enough punch, it may not be as useful as you need.

March 29, 2019

Every senior has a unique set of circumstances, and the best way to develop a plan is to consult with an elder law attorney.

August 16, 2018

The key to ensuring that an elderly person's finances are taken care of as they lose the ability to do it themselves is advanced planning.

August 3, 2018

When the time comes to execute the documents needed to allow a family member to take over the decisions of an elderly person, it is often too late because the elderly person no longer has capacity to sign the documents.

July 27, 2018

If closely monitored medical supervision is not necessary for an aging senior, assisted living is usually the best choice. However, you still need to have a good strategy to pay for it.

July 20, 2018

For women, securing enough retirement income can be a daunting proposition. Generally speaking, women face two significant hurdles to overcome to achieve a comfortable flow of retirement income: increased longevity and decreased earning power.

Women have a longer life e...

May 4, 2018

Roughly half of all Americans don’t have a will, so if you’ve already taken this vital step then congratulations are in order - you’re already ahead of the curve. In most situations, however, wills are necessary, but not sufficient to cover all the bases. Most people a...