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A Trust and Its Many Benefits

A Trust and Its Many Benefits

A trust is a great mechanism for handling estate business and it can be beneficial to anyone with any number of assets. You want to keep your affairs private and stay out of probate court? Maybe you have stepchildren? You…

Considerations for Long-Term Care Insurance

Considerations for Long-Term Care Insurance

In order for the elderly and disabled to receive the personal and health support they need, long-term care insurance can be the solution. However, it is important to understand long-term care insurance before the time comes when the benefits are…

A Guide for Understanding Advanced Care Directives

A Guide for Understanding Advanced Care Directives

Imagining the likelihood of a deadly illness or injury is not something people like to think about. Because of this, we rarely think about how to protect ourselves and our loved ones if the worst were to happen. However, just…

Long-Term Care Coverage Through Medicare

Long-Term Care Coverage Through Medicare

At age 65, seniors are eligible to receive health-care benefits through Medicare if they have paid into Social Security. Individuals under age 65 who qualify to receive Social Security Disability benefits are also covered under Medicare, as well as anyone…

Prenuptial Agreements Are Appropriate at Any Age

Prenuptial Agreements Are Appropriate at Any Age

A married couple, Ginny and George, had extended family they wanted to leave their assets to when they died. Unfortunately, Ginny was then diagnosed with cancer. She began to worry: What could happen if she died before George did, and…

The Elderly Affected by Data Breaches

The Elderly Affected by Data Breaches

Data breaches have unfortunately become a common occurrence, with the Capital One data breach, for example, compromising 100 million Americans. But what hasn’t been receiving much major media coverage are the recent breaches affecting seniors. One such breach occurred last…

Undue Influence Over a Will-Maker

Undue Influence Over a Will-Maker

Incidents of what attorneys deem "undue influence" on the elderly constitute elder abuse. It disrupts the older persons' impulse to provide for loved ones and instead leaves assets to the manipulator. Often, family members do not find out about a…

The Many Benefits of a Trust

The Many Benefits of a Trust

Trusts are not exclusive to the wealthy, anyone can benefit from setting up a trust. Do you want to keep your affairs private and stay out of probate court? Maybe you have stepchildren? Do you want to leave money to…

The Benefits of Having a Family Caregiving Meeting

The Benefits of Having a Family Caregiving Meeting

When caring for an aging family member, a family caregiving meeting can be a great way to coordinate communications and activities. These meetings are beneficial for helping to keep all family members abreast of decisions that need to be made,…

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