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More than a few parlor room conversations revolve around how much medical treatment is acceptable in prolonging life. When it comes to end-of-life medical treatment, no one wants to feel trapped into accepting extraordinary life-prolonging measures because they failed to file a Living Will when everyone said they should. Living Wills and other advance directives...
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Whether you have accrued modest assets or have a considerable nest egg, you must designate who inherits your savings, investments, property, and other assets when you die. The thought of your heirs and others grappling in court over who gets what is unsettling. If you want to make sure that doesn’t happen, you need to...
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When planning your estate, your attorney may suggest a Revocable Trust as the centerpiece of the plan. Also called a “living trust,” you create the document while you are alive and get to include provisions for your medical care should you become ill, disabled, or challenged by the symptoms of aging.  Revocable Trusts let you...
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Probate—you hear the term bandied about in a mostly negative context. There’s a reason for that. The legal process often involves family conflict or conflict in general over who gets what when a person dies. Business challenges, particularly ones from partners, can be a legal nightmare. If a person dies without a will (intestate), quarrels...
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You’ve worked hard and built a nice nest egg. Your estate plan is in order. There will be enough to retire comfortably, take care of your medical needs, and leave something to your heirs. As solid as your plan might be, life can take some unexpected turns. When it does, you may need to protect...
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A Living Trust is a legal arrangement established by an individual (the grantor) during their lifetime to protect their assets and direct distribution after their death. As an estate planning tool, it helps heirs and family members avoid a long public and sometimes contentious probate process. What is Probate? Probate is a legal process completed when...
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You’ve done a decent job growing your wealth. There’s a tidy sum there, enough so you can live in comfort in retirement. Our clients will tell you they credit much of their success to the estate planning experts at The Voeller Law Firm. Like many people, you would like to do better at growing your...
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Lawyers today specialized in distinct areas of the law. Elder law attorneys focus on serving the needs of older people – respectfully referred to as, senior citizens. Attorneys provide counsel and perform services not only to the elder community but to their families as well. In hiring an elder attorney, you hire a professional who...
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It is never too soon to hire an elderly attorney. As time goes on, we tend to think of age as “only a number.” To an extent, that is true; however, people today live longer more productive lives well into their 80s and 90s. Good health is generally the catalyst. The reality of aging comes...
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The administration of an estate and trust administration have in common moving financial parts than you might not expect. There are, however, different hard and fast rules governing each. While estate administration deals with the distribution of assets as stipulated in a Will; trust administration covers assets placed in trust by a grantor for named...
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