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How Living Trusts Can Help Seniors

Posted by Andrew Byers | Jul 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

As we age, it may become increasingly difficult to manage our assets and pay our bills. Many of us will, at some point, need assistance with these details to help ensure that our financial and other assets aren’t depleted.

Myths about Long-term Care

Posted by Andrew Byers | Jun 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, someone turning age 65 today will have a 70 percent chance of requiring some long-term care (LTC) service and support during the remainder of their life.

Why Seniors Should Engage in Estate Planning

Posted by Andrew Byers | May 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

When it comes to establishing wills and estate plans, older Americans outpace their younger counterparts. Still, a significant number — 19 percent of those over age 72 and 42 percent of those between 53 and 71, according to survey data — lack any type of estate plan.

Estate Planning, Elder Law, What’s the Difference?

Posted by Andrew Byers | Apr 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

The short answer: Both share similar concerns. The longer answer? The differences make all the difference. The Concerns are Similar No matter what age we're in, life can deliver some hard knocks. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. We can get into accidents, especially when we're young a...

How an Elder Law Attorney Can Help

Posted by Andrew Byers | Mar 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to the US Census Bureau, more than 51 million Americans are currently aged 65 or older, and the number is steadily increasing while medical and technological advancements are allowing seniors to live longer and better lives than ever before.

The Cost of Second Wedded Bliss

Posted by Andrew Byers | Mar 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

When people marry for the second time (or more), losing assets to pay for their new spouse’s serious illness is probably the last thing on their minds when they say “I do.” But that could happen.

Common Mistakes When Planning for a Disabled Family Member

Posted by Andrew Byers | Dec 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

What to do? Plan ahead! There are several ways to provide for your special needs dependent and stay within government guidelines for additional benefits. One of the best ways is to establish a special needs trust that has the specific purpose of supplementing federal and state assistance programs. By doing so, a disabled loved one can benefit from government programs, and have additional money to supplement what those programs provide. There are strict rules when it comes to creating special needs trusts for a disabled family member. There are also restrictions on what the money can be used for. We can help you determine what type of trust is best based on you and your loved one’s particular circumstances. Give us a call at your convenience to set up a time to discuss your situation further.

Alzheimer's Factors to Be Aware Of

Posted by Andrew Byers | Nov 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

According to the Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer's affects a growing number of peopl...

Appropriate-Documents-For-End-of-Life-Care-Decisions

Posted by Andrew Byers | Nov 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

You may think your living will is in order, including instructions regarding resuscitation commonly referred to as a DNR (do not resuscitate). While your wishes in a living will may be appropriately documented, that does not guarantee the instructions will be carried out as you stated. The unfort...

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