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While planning for what will happen after you pass away, you need to plan for both your estate and your legacy. While they are often mistaken for being the same thing, they are different. You might have heard the term "legacy planning." What it often means is a way to... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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When interest rates rise, it can create some problems for estate plans. However, there is a way to lock-in lower interest rates. It is impossible to predict what will happen to the economy and how the Fed will handle interest rates with absolute accuracy. However, most experts think that over... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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Elderly people who are moving from a large home to a smaller, more manageable one, often have trouble shedding some of their possessions in the process. Many elderly people who live in large homes need to move to something smaller. The larger homes are more difficult to maintain and they... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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Many Americans who are entering retirement age today are having to stay in the workforce longer than they hoped, because they face the unexpected expenses of having to care for their elderly parents. The average American who lives to retirement age today, is living much longer than people used to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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Britney Spears might seem like a strange choice for you to emulate in making your estate planning decisions, but it might be a good choice. Britney Spears is not known for the making the wisest decisions. She has proven to be so poor at decision-making, that she has court-appointed conservators... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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Before you decide to purchase a do-it-yourself will, there is one question that you need to ask yourself. How confident are you that you will not make a mistake? If you were asked to perform minor surgery on yourself, you might not be too confident that you could do so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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Jerry Lewis recently passed away. Even though he owned all the rights to his most famous movies, his estate might be worth much less than people would expect. Comedian Jerry Lewis was particular about the legacy of his life's work on camera. He purchased all of the rights to his... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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To have an otherwise valid will thrown out of probate court, it is normally necessary to prove that someone unduly influenced the testator to write the will in his or her favor. That can be difficult to prove, but it is not impossible. In estate law, wills are assumed to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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IRAs have become an important estate planning tool. However, as Congress seeks ways to raise revenue, they might make those IRAs less desirable for estate planning purposes. Over the last few decades, estate planners, in Cincinnati and elsewhere, have grown very fond of IRAs. The retirement accounts allow people to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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The digital age makes planning for your estate more important than it ever was in the past. In previous decades, if the average person did not do any estate planning, they were being unwise but not necessarily reckless. Most of the possessions people had were physical. It was, therefore, very... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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Laws that allow doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medication to their terminally ill patients, often leave doctors in a difficult and uncomfortable position. For a long time, many elder law advocates around the world have fought hard to change laws so terminally ill people could choose to end their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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Most states have a law that declares that someone who murders another person cannot inherit anything from the assets of the deceased. These are known as slayer statutes. That trick is proving who was responsible for a death. A recent estate battle in New Hampshire sounds more than a little... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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It has never been clear what exactly happens to an Alzheimer's patient's memories, but scientists might be close to a discovery. One of the enduring mysteries surrounding Alzheimer's Disease, is what happens to a person's memories when they suffer from the disease. For a long time, the prevailing view was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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Sometimes an elderly person who gets ill would rather not be saved, but the decision not to save someone can be difficult for families and doctors to make. An 87-year-old man named Herb Lee went out to eat and may have gotten something bad. He became extremely ill and had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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An appellate court in Michigan recently ruled that an unsigned will could be accepted into probate, which is contrary to centuries of estate law precedent. One of the oldest principles of estate law is that to be valid, a will must be signed by the testator. This is true whether... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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People are living longer and often saving less. That means that more and more people are staying in the workforce beyond the traditional retirement age of 65. It is a reality and workers and companies are trying to adjust. Over the last 30 to 40 years, the U.S. has seen... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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T he duties of the executor of a will can seem overwhelming. However, if you break things down to essentials, then you can get a better grasp of what it is that an executor needs to do. The executor of a will has a lot of work to do. Much... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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Planning for divorce before your children or grandchildren get married might seem like a strange thing for parents and grandparents to do, but it can save a lot of problems later on. When your child or grandchild announces that he or she is getting married, your first thought is probably... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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It might seem obvious that most people know how to behave properly at a funeral, but you would be surprised how many people do not. Funerals are a strange thing to have on television comedy shows, but they are something of a staple. Almost every long running comedy will eventually... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin have found three new possible early indicators that a person might be developing Alzheimer's or another form of cognitive impairment. Scientists still do not know exactly how Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia work. They are not sure of the causes. They do... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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Some people believe that the very wealthiest people do not get Social Security. However, they might if they otherwise qualify. Whenever a debate comes up about the future of Social Security, there are people who argue from a belief that Social Security is not something very wealthy people receive. For... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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As part of the ongoing feud over everything Michael Jackson related, music producer Quincy Jones filed a claim that he suffered from elder financial abuse. The legal battles over who is entitled to what from the proceeds of Michael Jackson's music and estate are never-ending. As part of that dispute,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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While Congress is currently debating possible deep cuts in Medicaid, many people are wondering what that might mean for them should they ever need long-term care in a nursing home. Medicaid is the government program that provides health care to poor people. The debate over it, often focuses on how... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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Although singer Michael Hutchence died having almost no assets, his estate might now be worth millions. When the former lead singer of INXS committed suicide in 1997, his family was shocked to learn that he had almost no assets. His bank accounts were nearly empty. Real estate he had told... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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When most people are dying, they do so quietly. However, sometimes people who have not been lucid for years, will suddenly become so, not too long before their deaths. We really do not know too much about death. We know that people pass away, but we are not at all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning