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It’s Not Just Death and Taxes: You Need an Incapacity Plan That Works When It’s Needed

Estate planning is not only about having a plan in place to deal with what happens at your death.   You need an incapacity plan that works to deal with what happens if you become mentally incapacitated.  In this issue you will learn: ·         What happens without an incapacity plan. […]


5 Tips for Estate Planning for the Non-Traditional Family (Which Probably Means Yours)

Is your family of the “Leave It to Beaver” variety — opposite-gender parents, the first marriage for each, one or more kids, all healthy and thriving? If so, your estate plan will probably be pretty straighforward. But if not, it’s not as simple and you have a lot of company, […]


4 Tips for Avoiding a Will or Trust Contest 1

A will or trust contest can derail your final wishes, rapidly deplete your estate, and tear your loved ones apart.  Unfortunately, we have the opportunity to observe such contests on a regular basis, and even among families where no one expected there would be any controversy.  Avoiding a will or […]


Do It Yourself Internet Will Turns Out To Be Very Expensive! 2

ElderlawAnswers.com provides us with information that the Florida Supreme Court rules that money acquired by a woman after executing a form will she obtained from the Internet should be distributed according to the laws of intestacy because the Internet will did not have a residuary clause.  One justice calls the […]


Durable Power of Attorneys for Medicaid Planning

Most elderly people who need skilled nursing care usually do not have legal capacity to sign appropriate documents. Legal capacity is needed to restructure assets to qualify for Medicaid benefits to pay for nursing home care.  A properly drafted durable power of attorney signed by the elderly person before she loses legal capacity is a […]