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Adopting Grandchildren

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 It has become increasingly common to see grandparents raise their grandchildren. Often, grandparents take on this obligation when the grandchildren’s own parents abandon them or when the children can no longer live with them because of the parent’s financial situation, mental disorder, substance abuse, or incarceration. Just because you have taken in your grandchild does not mean you have legalRead the Rest…


What happens if you don’t have a Power of Attorney?

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 ”You need a durable power of attorney!!!” This is a common mantra from Estate and Elder Law attorneys and for good reason. A durable power of attorney can be a lifesaver if you or someone you love becomes incapacitated. But what happens if a loved one becomes incapacitated and they don’t have a power of attorney in place? We firstRead the Rest…


Let’s talk about Living Trusts…

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 Living Trusts Explained Most of us share the same objectives for estate plan: 1) Provide for our spouse or dependent children; 2) distribute our property; 3) plan for our disability; and 4) organize our finances. Unfortunately, most of us fail to put together a plan that achieves these goals. There are many approaches that can be used; some are relativelyRead the Rest…


Why You Need A Will

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 Look around your favorite coffee shop: Seven out of 10 latte lovers are sipping from the short cup when it comes to planning for their demise. Why? Procrastination. We know we’ll need a will someday, but today’s not the day. There are a lot of excuses, er, reasons we think that we don’t need a will right now. Here, weRead the Rest…