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A reduction in Medicaid could have an impact on long-term care in a nursing home. Continue reading
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Quincy Jones claims he suffered elder financial abuse. Continue reading
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If Alzheimer’s disease is discovered early, it is possible that development may be slowed. Continue reading
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Most people are only remembered by their immediate family, but digital technology can protect memories for generations. Continue reading
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Medical researchers are interested in why some people become more alert and lucid as they near death. Continue reading
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You may have an idea for setting up your trust, but is it a good idea? Continue reading
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If you created it, you own it or so it would seem. Continue reading
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Judge asked to decide if there really is a conflict. Continue reading
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Kendall and Kylie Jenner learn the hard way about using an image without permission. Sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, who seem to pop up in the news frequently for one reason or another, recently learned that there are bad ways for them to use their skill to attract media attention,... Continue reading
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Funeral services have traditionally been elaborate, expensive affairs, but changes are underway. The extreme expense of traditional funeral services in Japan, combined with a shortage of crematoriums, has many Japanese families turning to corpse hotels, according to The New York Times in "Crematory Is Booked? Japan Offers Corpse Hotels." In... Continue reading
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Specifying how debt should be handled can solve some problems before they arrive. A death debt load can create problems for heirs and executors, according to the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog explained in "Use Your Will To Specify How To Handle Debts." Large debts can leave executors scrambling... Continue reading
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As Congress debates Medicaid, some Americans ignore the issue because they think it will not have an impact on them. They are most likely wrong. Many people think Medicaid will never be part of their lives but chances are they are mistaken, according to The New York Times in "Plan... Continue reading
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Beneficiaries of a trust do not necessarily have to know about the trust details or its existence. A potential way to avoid the problem of unintended consequences of a trust is by using a silent trust, according to Financial Advisor in "I Have a Trust?" As the name implies, a... Continue reading
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Americans and Australians share same problem: finding out the cost of a funeral. Planning for a funeral can be difficult in Australia and the U.S. if you want to know the actual cost, according to The Guardian in "Funeral pricing comparison website targeted with legal threats." A former solicitor in... Continue reading
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Trusts are known to help prevent family feuds. However, that does not mean the fighting will stop. Having a trust is helpful but it is not guaranteed to prevent litigation between family members over an estate, according to Barron's in "Are Fiduciaries Setting Themselves Up to Be Sued?" Most people... Continue reading
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An executor needs to use best judgement in deciding how to use authority. An executor has considerable discretion in deciding what is in the best interest of the estate and that authority does not always have to be exercised, according to Wealth Management in "Estate Not Liable for Car Accident... Continue reading
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A man is surprised to speak with his son on the phone, after the son had been declared dead. An elderly California man learned that his son was dead, arranged for a $20,000 funeral but then spoke to his son on the phone, as the Daily Mail reports in "Outrage... Continue reading
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Some people are concerned with passing away and then being forgotten. The non-wealthy as well as the wealthy can leave a legacy, according to Market Watch in "5 ways to make a great impression after you're dead." Even if you do not have very much now, you really only need... Continue reading
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Different jurisdictions can create a challenge, when it comes to estate planning. A list of different estate planning problems created by globalization was recently published by Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog in "Wills and Inheritances: 10 Cross-Border Tips." The most important thing to understand when property is located in... Continue reading
Jewelry and other rare items are often easy to price. However, the pricing can become quite difficult, if a celebrity is involved. It is difficult to determine the value of an object once it has been owned by a celebrity. However, that memorabilia can be of real value, according to... Continue reading
The CFPB works toward preventing financial abuse of the elderly. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day has sparked some detailed efforts by the federal government to protect the finances of the elderly, as detailed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in "Preventing financial exploitation on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day." One... Continue reading
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was launched by Obama after the financial crisis. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently published an article on common financial complaints of the elderly in "A snapshot of complaints made by older consumers." Mortgages, both traditional and reverse, were a big source of complaints. Older... Continue reading
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If you believe you may need Medicaid, it is best to plan ahead. Planning for Medicaid needs to be done carefully as the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog discusses in "Planning Ahead For Medicaid Approval." The government will help pay for long-term care in a nursing home through Medicaid,... Continue reading
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While it is traditional to leave your children money, it is possible to give it to them now. The New York Times recent discussed the possibility of not following the traditional inheritance path but instead giving children their inheritances now in "Why I Am Giving My Children Their Inheritances Now."... Continue reading
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Consider the best way to avoid elderly abuse rather than just deal with it after it happens. People have a better chance of protecting themselves against elderly abuse, if they make plans before it has a chance to happen, according to the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog "Seven Tips... Continue reading