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Happy 18th Birthday! Now What?

Now that you are an adult, it is time to start thinking like one. The first step is meeting with an experienced estate planning attorney to ensure that you are properly protected now that you have the responsibility to plan for these issues..

By |2019-08-09T14:25:04+00:00August 13th, 2019|Trusts & Estates|Comments Off on Happy 18th Birthday! Now What?

How Seniors Can Take Steps to Deter Depression

Life is full of surprises and twists, and not all of them have a positive effect on the psyche. However, once a senior is in the grasp of depression, it is often difficult to find release.

By |2019-08-12T10:40:02+00:00August 12th, 2019|Elder Law|Comments Off on How Seniors Can Take Steps to Deter Depression

Lifetime QTIP Trusts – The Gift That Keeps Giving

Estate planning for married couples can be tricky when one spouse is significantly wealthier than the other, and each spouse wants different beneficiaries to ultimately inherit their estate. One solution to this problem is the Lifetime QTIP Trust.

By |2019-08-02T14:03:14+00:00August 6th, 2019|Trusts & Estates|Comments Off on Lifetime QTIP Trusts – The Gift That Keeps Giving

Nursing Homes are Short on Staff

How you will be able to assess accurately and pay for skilled nursing facility care should the need arise is currently mired in change. Social programs like Medicare and Medicaid set standards; however, most of the facilities only meet federal guidelines part of the time.

By |2019-08-05T09:21:56+00:00August 5th, 2019|Elder Law|Comments Off on Nursing Homes are Short on Staff

Is the Aging Middle Class Being Left behind?

As we age, simple things we took for granted as kids become more difficult -- and more expensive. That’s a truth all of us know. What you may not realize is that the aging middle class will face unique difficulties going forward.

By |2019-07-22T12:01:48+00:00July 29th, 2019|Elder Law|Comments Off on Is the Aging Middle Class Being Left behind?

The Role of an Agent Under a Power of Attorney: A Primer

For most people, the phrase “power of attorney” means very little. Even for those educated on the subject, it is easy to forget exactly who serves what role and why. Whether you are unfamiliar with the concept or simply need of a refresher, keep reading to learn what it means to be an agent under a financial Power of Attorney, called a Power of Attorney for Property in Illinois.

By |2019-07-22T16:06:50+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Trusts & Estates|Comments Off on The Role of an Agent Under a Power of Attorney: A Primer