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“Life brings us too many unique situations that would not be resolved by a will. Sometimes we need a more robust framework of documents. One of the all-stars in that framework is a power of attorney.” Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Professional athletes have much shorter careers than average workers, so they need to learn their money lessons fast. They also face the challenge of earning large sums of money at a young age. This is just one of many factors contributing to the staggering statistic, that 78% of NFL players either go bankrupt or are under financial stress within two years of retirement.” Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“So many questions come up at a time like this, questions that you usually don’t have answers to: Who holds the mortgage? Is there a car payment due? Is there a will? And where?” Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Why put off for tomorrow what you can do today? That adage might ring true for your family, as you try to figure out how to enjoy giving funds to your family today, while potentially saving your family money down the line.” Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“About 40 million people are helping to care for older relatives and friends. Some leave their jobs to do so, and some end up as live-in caregivers. All give up much of their personal freedom. Should they be paid for their work?” Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“You should have proper estate planning documents in place to protect yourself and your assets in the event of your incapacity, and so that you can control what happens to your assets after you die.” Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“A key financial question for retirees, is what to do with their hard-earned retirement savings. For example, some investors may find it more fulfilling to provide a college fund for grandchildren, rather than purchase a second home for themselves. The opposite can also be true, and that's okay.” Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“This year will mark the third anniversary of Prince’s death from an opioid overdose at the age of 57.” Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Let’s talk about death. Specifically – have you planned what will happen after yours?” Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Telling an elderly parent that they need to stop driving and taking away their car keys, is one of the most difficult things adult children have to do.” Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Many people do not create an estate plan or do not consider all of the ramifications of their actions. This may be because they never get around to doing it, or they don’t believe their estate is big enough to require a plan.” Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“As a cognitively healthy adult, you have the right to be informed about the state of your health and make your own decisions about medical treatment. What happens, however, if you become unable to voice your own decisions?” Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Women have long been at a disadvantage in retirement. Generally, they earn less than men, interrupt careers to raise children or care for parents, and live longer.” Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“To care for one another, many retirees are living together.” Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Saving more money early is sound advice, but not always possible. You may be able to pick up the pace after the children are grown.” Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Genuine dependency does not include creating a tradition of Sunday family dinners or having Mom do one’s laundry occasionally. However, both children and parents should realize that being independent should not include frequent financial loans or paying a grown-up child’s regular expenses, such as rent or phone bills.” Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“For decades, many retirement planning guides have talked about the three-legged stool of retirement: Social Security, private savings and pensions.” Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Planning to hand off significant assets, especially a business, to the next generation is a financial decision. However, it is one that also requires the careful handling of a family’s internal dynamics.” Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Over the years as the tax code changed both for estates, individuals and corporations, proper planning considers not just taxes but the ultimate goals of the taxpayer, whoever that taxpayer might be.” Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“If you’re like most individuals, you have no idea how much income you will really have in retirement. While you’ve probably heard of the retirement withdrawal strategies like the 4% rule, it’s hard to know where to start.” Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Statistics tell us that it is very likely one or both of our parents will end up in a nursing home or rehabilitation center for an extended period. If you’re like most people, you do not know a whole lot about your parent’s finances.” Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“These are still the minimum legal documents every farmer — actually every adult — should have in place to assist family members, other loved ones, business associates and others who might become involved, in case you become disabled or die.” Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Once a person has filed their 2018 tax return, the next best goal to set and accomplish is to make or review your estate plan.” Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Rather than dwelling on looming death and planning a traditional funeral service, the Atlanta woman chose the opposite course: a celebration of life.” Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“If you find it increasingly difficult in recent years to have your power of attorney recognized by banks and financial institutions, it might help to know some of the history behind both changes in the law and in attitude.” Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2019 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law