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Application Process for Caregiver Benefits
Elder Law

VA Application Process for Caregiver Benefits

Veterans Affairs officials are overhauling their application process for caregiver benefits, while simultaneously fighting a court ruling that would force them to allow a legal review for individuals rejected for the program.

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Why Do I Need Estate Planning?
Estate Planning

Why Do I Need Estate Planning?

We all have heard about family conflict stories. Someday, someone with the capital dies, and there is a war among family members.

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Can I Collect Social Security from an Ex-Spouse?
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Can I Collect Social Security from an Ex-Spouse?

If you’re divorced and nearing retirement, it’s a good time to educate yourself about Social Security (SS) and to learn the ins and outs of collecting benefits from a divorced spouse.

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Application Process for Caregiver Benefits
Estate Planning

Do I Need an Estate Plan If I’m Single?

If you don’t have a spouse or children, you might think you don’t need to do much estate planning. However, if you have any assets, any familial connections, any interest in supporting charitable groups – not to mention a desire to control your own future – you do need to establish an estate plan.

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Beware of Short-Cuts to Estate Planning
Estate Planning

Beware of Short-Cuts to Estate Planning

Over the years I get all kinds of questions from people. And boy, have I heard some doozies. But one common one I get is called the ‘lazy (or poor) man’s (or woman’s’) estate planning.’ This type of estate planning has some very negative tax consequences.

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Can An Adult Child Help Parents by Buying Home?
Estate Planning

Buying Your Parents’ Home

I am one of three daughters who will inherit our home when our parents pass away. They have a mortgage on the home and some credit card debt. Would it be wise for us to purchase their home before their death, so their mortgage debt is paid off?

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Clearing Up Probate Confusion
Estate Planning

Clearing Up Probate Confusion

For most of us, the first time we ever thought about probating a will is when someone in our family has died. So, what does it mean to probate a will?

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Simplifying Estate Planning
Estate Planning

Simplifying Estate Planning

Estate planning can be an emotional and challenging endeavor. However, here are three tips to make it easier and to help you prepare for the future.

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Getting Paid for Caring for a Loved One
Elder Law

Getting Paid for Caring for a Loved One

Your chances of getting paid to be a family caregiver are best if you are caring for a U.S. military veteran or for someone eligible for Medicaid, but other possibilities exist.

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Life will Change for Seniors after COVID
Estate Planning

Life will Change for Seniors after COVID

Imagine this scenario, perhaps a year or two in the future: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is routinely available and the world is moving forward. Life, however, will likely never be the same — particularly for people over 60.

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