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You may see it coming: Unfortunately, as hard as you try, you just can’t take care of your ill spouse at home any more. At this emotionally difficult time, the last thing you need is the stress of not knowing where to find the money to pay for the steep... Continue reading
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A letter of instruction can be a beneficial piece in estate planning. It is an informal document that will give your loved ones important information about personal and financial matters after your death. Letters of instruction are not legally binding and do not replace your need for a will or... Continue reading
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Roughly half of all Americans don’t have a will, so if you’ve already taken this vital step to protect your assets and successors then congratulations are in order - you’re already ahead of the curve. While a will is a necessary document that every person who owns assets should have,... Continue reading
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To age well, you must use sound financial judgment as well as make healthy choices for your body and mind. The goal is to remain as healthy as you can for as long as you can and have a healthy bank account to support those goals. Beyond the obvious, such... Continue reading
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A family caregiving meeting is an essential tool when dealing with the care of an aging loved one. These meetings are beneficial for helping to keep all family members abreast of decisions that need to be made along with changes in diagnosis or prognosis. They also help to ensure that... Continue reading
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Many seniors enjoy the opportunity to be generous to their children by gifting them monetarily. In certain circumstances, however, there is a real concern that people who may be in need of long-term nursing care in the near future should not give gifts. It can be complicated trying to adequately... Continue reading
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The importance of making end of life preparations cannot be stressed enough. Many people put off making these plans thinking there is always time. The sad reality is that none of us are guaranteed time. Others may be bothered by the thought of death itself and allow this to paralyze... Continue reading
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You may have seen electronic billboards flashing with Silver Alerts on the roads here in Indiana. It can be frightening for families or individuals who are looking for their loved one. Individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are prone to wandering. This is often caused... Continue reading
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It’s important to have your attorney prepare powers-of-attorney documents so that when you can no longer act for yourself, the documents will convey on other trusted people the authority to act on your behalf. But when it comes to actually using those documents at the time of a health-care crisis,... Continue reading
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Let me first introduce myself. My name is Justin. I am not only the newest addition to the team at Hunter Estate and Elder Law, but I am fairly new to the legal profession after recently changing my career path. I thought I had an idea of what issues might... Continue reading
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I hear this sentence all the time. Usually, the sentence is finished with things like: “…I want what I do have to go to my children…” “…I don’t want my money going to the nursing home…” “…I would rather my money go to my kids than to Uncle Sam/tax man…”... Continue reading
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Senior1Care is a family-owned and operated licensed non-medical home care company. They provide non-skilled services for their clients in their own home environment. After the owners cared for their own mother and experiencing first-hand the need for quality senior services, they started the business to care for seniors in the... Continue reading
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I had a college professor who gave only semester-long assignments. No daily or weekly homework or reading. Rather, he would start each semester with the assignment of whatever essays, projects or research we would be required to complete, and then say no more about it during regular classes. Students were... Continue reading
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Please help us Welcome Justin Schuhmacher to our Team. He has recently joined Hunter Estate & Elder Law as one of our talented attorneys! Here are some fun facts you may want to know. I was born on the coldest Christmas on record in Indiana. I have been to all... Continue reading
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After someone passes away, the to-do list for the Executor or Successor Trustee grows almost instantaneously. However, first and foremost, the most important thing to do is to grieve – so often, we see the individual in charge jump into “business mode” without taking time for himself/herself first. I compare... Continue reading
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The Grand Brook Memory Care, is conveniently located at the NW corner of Cumberland Road and East 131st street in Fishers. The facility accommodates 36 residents in two, small residential-style homes. The community is specifically designed to address the unique needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Grand Brook, believes... Continue reading
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Adoption is a beautiful, beautiful thing for about 1,000 different reasons. There is a law firm in Indianapolis that is well-known in the adoption law arena (Kirsh & Kirsh – check them out!). They routinely post pictures on their office’s Facebook page – some pictures are little feet meaning a... Continue reading
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I’d like to think I’m normal. That being said, I’d like to think we all have this place tucked deep in the back of our brain that tells us the stuff we should probably start doing, what goals to set, or what bad habits we should break—I certainly have that... Continue reading
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So, you’ve done it! You’ve written your Will. Think of your Will as your “story” telling the world who gets your stuff when you die. You put a good deal of effort into creating your Will, and it’s a ‘nice’ story. A story the beneficiaries you’ve named in your Will... Continue reading
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We love sharing with you. Here are a couple things you may not know about Jenny… Jenny’s Top 5 My husband, Justin, and I met in Law School – We both worked full-time during the day and attended school in the evening. While in undergrad at Butler, I studied abroad... Continue reading
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We recently visited with Carmel Health & Living to talk about the new Memory Care Unit slated to open in October, this is what they had to say: Carmel Health & Living is a very established community located in Carmel, which has created a dedicated wing as their Memory Care... Continue reading
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There is certainly not a one-size-fits-all estate plan. Instead, you have a “menu” of estate planning documents and you should choose what best fits your family and your goals. There are primarily five documents that you should, at least, consider when you embark on the estate planning journey: Living Will... Continue reading
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Crystal is the newest member of the Hunter Estate & Elder Law team and here are 5 things you should know about her: Crystal went swimming with a dolphin. Her dog, Kilo just had eight puppies. She loves to watch and play baseball. Crystal has gone parasailing. Lastly, she has... Continue reading
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• Allison has gone skydiving. • She has participated in the polar bear club. • Allison organized a local town charity in Marquette, MI. • She has five brothers and sisters. • Allison has a cat who has lived in five states. Continue reading
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When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in Grass Valley, CA, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. When the nurses were going through his meager possessions, they found this poem. Remember this poem when you next meet an older... Continue reading