Age, Illness, and Special Needs Related Planning

What are some of the estate planning and legal considerations facing seniors today? The effect of their health issues on the management of their personal affairs, long-term care issues including how they’ll be able to afford the costs of assisted living or nursing care, government benefits including Medicare and Social Security, planning for the care of a special needs son or daughter.

  • Your guide to Medicare options  
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    Whether you’re currently enrolled in Medicare or will turn 65 in 2021, understanding all of your Medicare options is important when planning for how much coverage you’ll need at each age ..
  • Financial planning with serious health issues  
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    Many people that find themselves facing a serious health issue such as cancer are unprepared for the financial toll that it can take on their finances..
  • Emergency estate planning for Coronavirus patients  
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    While it’s hard to predict the long term effects of the coronavirus in the U.S., you should take all necessary steps to make sure that the appropriate legal documents are in place and up to date to protect your family and property..
  • Estate planning documents needed for people with Alzheimer’s  
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    When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it can be distressing and difficult to think about the future. We are here to help you understand and execute the financial and medical planning documents you need….
  • Estate planning documents for Parkinson’s patients  
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    Estate planning is also planning for a long life and assuring provisions and proper care are met….
  • Estate planning for an aging population  
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    Americans are living longer which means that they’re going to need much more financial support as they age. Estate plans need to be tailored to fit the increasing financial demands of a population that’s living longer ….
  • You may need incapacity planning. Here’s why  
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    Incapacity planning should be included in any comprehensive estate planning. While your chances of becoming incapacitated do increase with age, you could become incapacitated at any age due to illness or an accident….
  • How to deal with the cost of dementia caretaking  
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    Caring for a person with dementia is not only emotionally and physically demanding, but it can take a heavy toll, financially, as well. And, many families aren’t prepared to shoulder that burden….
  • Considerations when developing an estate plan for families with Special Needs  
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    If you’re a parent of a special needs individual, establishing an estate plan that ensures that your child will continue to receive the best possible care when you’re no longer able to provide that care can be challenging….
  • Is a DNR right for you?  
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    Just as important as making your wishes known regarding the disposition of your estate after death is planning for your end-of-life care. Advanced directives are legal documents that inform your family as well as your doctor about the type of medical care you want if you’re not longer able to so yourself. . ..
  • Can somebody be too old to get a will?  
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    Many people discover too late that their elderly family member has not prepared a will. The question then becomes can they still legally do so….
  • Legal considerations of living together after 50 for unmarried couples  
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    With so many couples 50 and older living together these days, it’s important for these couples to execute important estate planning documents while they’re healthy and of sound mind….
  • How old should you be when you get a will  
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    Having a will is family protection — saving your loved ones from having to make very difficult decisions concerning end-of-life care and asset distribution . . ..