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Funeral Preplanning

We plan out every major economic decision in our lives - a new house, a new car, a vacation - but what about our deaths? Planning out your estate is vital to the proper distribution of your livelihood; but planning out your funeral wishes can also be important. Preplanning helps your family avoid confusion and [...]

By | 2018-03-21T18:18:58+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Articles, Estate Planning, Financial|0 Comments

Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act is part of a new set of laws produced by Congress. This new Act provides adults with special needs the opportunity to establish a Special Needs Trust autonomously. In the past, those who wanted to establish one for themselves needed to go through a parent or grandparent. If they [...]

By | 2018-04-04T17:49:46+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Articles, Financial|0 Comments

The 5 Types of Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse is a very serious issue, and one that effects 4.3 million elders every year. That means that about 1 in 10 of the country’s senior citizens. Elder Abuse can come from nursing home attendants, home aids, or even family members. Abuse of the elderly can affect both men and women, almost equally. There [...]

By | 2018-01-11T15:13:23+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Articles, Elder Care|0 Comments

Passing On Your Digital Assets

In today’s day and age, so much of what we do is online. More and more of what we do is paperless. We do our taxes online, have private files on our computers, and have passwords to secure our accounts. When you die, who will gain access to these files, and what do you want [...]

By | 2018-01-11T15:13:35+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Articles, Estate Planning|0 Comments

Advanced Directives

If you become incapacitated and unable to make medical decisions for yourself, it can be difficult for your physician and family to follow your wishes without proper legal documents. Advanced Directives (health care proxy and living will) mitigate this issue by your designation of a health care agent to make decisions for you relating to [...]

By | 2017-12-26T17:56:51+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

Family Wealth Transfers

When planning for your estate, one of the biggest issues many families face is the loss in value when funds are transferred from one family member to another. When someone in your family dies, the estate left behind should strengthen your family financially; but without the proper planning, estate taxes and other fees may end [...]

By | 2017-12-26T17:39:05+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

Why You Need A Living Will or Health Care Proxy

A Health Care Proxy and Living Will are documents that allow your wishes to be carried out should you become incapacitated and unable to care for yourself; such as in the event of a declining mental state or the reliance of life support. Anyone over the age of 18 can and should create a Health [...]

By | 2017-09-20T15:20:47+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

THE COLLATERAL ESTOPPEL AND RES JUDICATA IMPACT OF A GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDING DETERMINATION

This article will endeavor to detail the seven year odyssey of a contested guardianship proceeding in the Matter of Samuel S.   Many guardianship proceedings are extremely contested; however, this case was the most contentious in my career.  It involved three Supreme Court proceedings (habeas corpus, guardianship and a plenary action) and two appeals.  The latter [...]

By | 2017-09-07T18:24:55+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments