NEW Holiday Hours for Christmas
Watch Our Nursing Home Masterclass

Blog Articles

Beck & Lenox Estate Planning & Elder Law, LLC

eNewsletter

Categories/Topics
Can You Prevent Your Will from Being Contested?
Arbitration

Can You Prevent Your Will from Being Contested?

From contentious relatives to scam artists, wills are not immune to the threat of a contest. If you have an inkling such a fight could be in your estate’s future, here are some ways to limit the risk.

Read More →
How Alexa Together Helps Seniors
Caregiving

How Alexa Together Helps Seniors

Amazon has added a “custom alert” to Alexa Together care service, which will allow pings to up to 10 caregivers when there’s particular smart home activity.

Read More →
Retroactive Disability Benefits for Veteran
Disability

Retroactive Disability Benefits for Veteran

The Supreme Court listened to arguments Tuesday in a case to determine whether veterans with disabilities can collect decades’ worth of retroactive benefits from the Veterans Administration.

Read More →
Does Mediterranean Diet Reduce Dementia Risk?
Alzheimer’s Disease

Does Mediterranean Diet Reduce Dementia Risk?

Following a well-balanced diet that’s rich in fruits and vegetables and low in sugar can have many benefits to your health, including reducing a person’s risk of dementia. However, a popular and well-recommended meal plan known as the Mediterranean diet may not lower the odds of developing dementia as previous research had suggested.

Read More →
How Is the Government Monitoring Medicare Ads?
Estate Planning

How Is the Government Monitoring Medicare Ads?

After reviewing thousands of complaints about “confusing, misleading, and/or inaccurate” Medicare Advantage ads, and using “secret shoppers” to document deceptive telephone sales pitches, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is putting its foot down on Thursday.

Read More →
What Is Asset Protection Planning?
Asset Protection

What Is Asset Protection Planning?

Asset protection planning is the process of building barriers around your assets, whether those assets are personal or business, to keep them safe from litigation, creditor claims, seizure and burdensome taxes.

Read More →
Can You Prevent Your Will from Being Contested?
Conservator

Your Estate Plan Could Be a Disaster

We’re all looking to save taxes, court costs, legal fees and ‘make it simple’ for our heirs. A last will and testament is the cornerstone of all estate planning, maybe with a trust.

Read More →
Does the Early Bird Really Catch the Worm?
Estate Planning

Does the Early Bird Really Catch the Worm?

If you tend to be a night owl, you may want to take some notes. That’s because a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry found people who consistently get up early and remain active throughout the day tend to be happier and mentally stronger, especially in older age, when compared to people with irregular daily activity patterns.

Read More →
PACT Act Benefits
Elder Law

PACT Act Benefits

Veterans Affairs officials have already received nearly 113,000 new disability claims related to the sweeping toxic exposure legislation signed into law less than three months ago, an indication of the potential impact of the measure and the work ahead for the department.

Read More →
Does Mediterranean Diet Reduce Dementia Risk?
401(k)

Assets Left Outside of A Will

That last will and testament you have tucked away? It may not be the last word on what happens to your stuff after you are gone. Instead, that legal document’s directives for doling out your wealth may be overruled by other paper­work and relevant laws.

Read More →

Need to Email Us?

If we are currently working with you or your family member, please DO NOT use this email as it may take longer to route your inquiry to the specific person working on your file. Instead, please call our office at (636) 946-7899 so we may better serve you

For all other inquiries: