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A few chuckles…

A little old man shuffled slowly into an ice cream parlor and pulled himself slowly, painfully, up onto a stool. After catching his breath, he ordered a banana split.  The waitress asked kindly, ‘Crushed nuts?’  ‘No,’ he replied, ‘Arthritis.’ Three old guys are…

A little Elder Law humor…

I know you have been laying awake at night wondering why  baby diapers have brand names such as “Luvs”,  “Huggies,” and “Pampers’, while undergarments for old people are called “Depends”. Well here is the low down on the whole thing….

Scams and Medicaid Estate Recovery

The passage of Estate Recovery laws will give rise to new scams. Unscrupulous individuals will use estate recovery to try to scare senior citizens into purchasing products that are not in their best interests. Individuals over age 55 can expect…

When a Family Member is Close to Death

Dealing with a death in the family is always a difficult time. Today, many deaths come not unexpectedly, but after lengthy hospital stays or situations where the family has had time to prepare. While this time can make it easier…

Joint Property Ownership

Clients often speak about holding assets “jointly” with a spouse or of wanting to leave their cottage “jointly” to their children. When you ask whether they are referring to “joint tenancy with rights of survivorship” or “tenancy-in-common”, typical responses include…

How Should I Divide My Assets?

A lot of times when I’m meeting with clients they will ask me “how should we leave our stuff?” They have children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, nieces, nephews, charities they like to support and they are having trouble figuring out what…

Help, I need to change my trust!

Trusts were once considered to be only for those with extensive estate assets; however, those days are long gone. Today, even someone with a modest estate can potentially benefit from the inclusion of a trust in his or her estate…

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