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Nelson Elder Care Law
Woodstock, GA
I help seniors to protect their hard-earned life savings as they age.
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The federal government ushered in a slew of progressive programs during the Great Depression with the aim of helping the most downtrodden Americans. Few of these programs have held the progressive banner higher than Social Security. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Nelson Elder Care Law
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High-profile charges of financial exploitation raise troubling questions. Here’s how to protect yourself and your family. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Nelson Elder Care Law
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Estate planning myths can make an already complex process, even more complicated. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Nelson Elder Care Law
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What would happen to your pet’s if you died tomorrow? Would a friend or relative take them? Are you sure? Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Nelson Elder Care Law
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When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act went into effect, many clients and advisors assumed that their days of worrying about the estate tax were largely over. Not so fast. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Nelson Elder Care Law
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With the trend toward increased remarriages later in life, one spouse may prefer living in their own home of many years with the new spouse. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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Losing one's spouse is one of life's most difficult and overwhelming experiences. Claiming Social Security survivor benefits apparently ranks as a close second, based on a frantic phone call I received from a close friend this week. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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The person whom elder law attorneys have long referred to as the “executor” has now been given an alternative name when managing your estate. Known as the “personal representative”, this person is appointed by either the person doing the estate planning or by the courts when there was no one named in a will. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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There are many reasons why clients choose to revoke a will. Family circumstances change, financial situations change, even minds get changed. An elder care lawyer can help you determine when it is appropriate to revoke a will, as well as what happens next. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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Elder care lawyers work with families to prepare for any number of situations in the estate planning process. One circumstance which is especially relevant to elder care law is dementia. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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One of the most important jobs of an Elder Law Attorney is to help parents choose the right guardian for their children. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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Women who retire when their husbands do, may be giving up more wealth than they realize. Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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For each year in which a bull market persists, workers become likelier to retire. However, those who leave the workforce now—the ninth year of the longest U.S. bull market—are potentially setting themselves up for a tough stretch that could test their portfolio’s long-term resilience. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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According to U.S. Bankruptcy Court data, 819,159 people filed for bankruptcy in 2016. Although that is down 6.9 percent from 2015, Debt.org reports that people 55 and older account for 20% of those filings, a number that has doubled among seniors since 1994. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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As you move through the various stages of life, your plan will change. However, you should get started now, so the process becomes second nature. Your family will thank you. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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What will happen, if you die without leaving a will? It is probably the last thing you want: Instead of you deciding who gets your small business, the government decides. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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During this time of Thanksgiving, Nelson Elder Care Law is especially grateful for our clients and colleagues who support us throughout the year. We hope everyone is having a happy holiday. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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While a longer life is a good thing, it will also present challenges – and unfortunately, sometimes financial predators. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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Here are the top 10 things for you to check out during your holiday visit with elderly loved ones. Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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If you are looking to pull cash from your 401(k) plan or traditional IRA without getting hit with a penalty, the IRS will allow you to do it. Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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Everyone wants to retire with ample savings in their bank account. Plan your retirement, by avoiding these eight common IRA mistakes. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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Many of us have experienced the unexpected "telephone call" from a hospital or loved one that a sudden negative medical event has occurred, involving a member of your family. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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Though retirement can be a fulfilling time in people's lives, it can also be a stressful one. This especially holds true, if you fall victim to the following mistakes, so be sure to avoid them at all costs. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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Although we typically associate the term “estate” with the ultra-wealthy, estate planning is not just for the rich. Everyone, regardless of family dynamics or financial status, can benefit from having an estate plan—a collection of documents that specify how you want your assets distributed. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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A 401(k) plan ensures that you have money to spend during your retirement years. However, there are reasons why a 401(k) stinks. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at Nelson Elder Care Law