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I don’t think it can be said enough that estate planning is one of the most important things you can do in your life. By taking time and putting a plan in place, you protect your loved ones form countless pains. It is a final gift that you can give... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2021 at Rowley Law
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Guardianship is the process by which the courts grant a person control over another. Each state has its own laws, rules, and regulations covering how guardianship is attained through the court. No matter what state you are in, getting guardianship is a time-consuming and expensive process. A recent article from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2021 at Rowley Law
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So you have a trust, will, and some powers of attorney. Congratulations, you should give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back for completing some that almost half of people never do. But just because you finished your planning does mean it is done. A recent article from The Record-Courier,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2021 at Rowley Law
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Many people have an idealized view in mind for how they would like to spend their golden years, and a good number of those people will even plan to make sure they can spend their time traveling or sitting on a boat in the middle of the lack. However, few... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2021 at Rowley Law
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Benjamin Franklin once said “In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes”,, yet many Americans have not planned for what happens when they pass. But planning for this, even if it is unpleasant to think about, allows you to protect your family. A recent article, “P rotect your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2021 at Rowley Law
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Picture this. Your married and your spouse is on a work trip oversees. Your internet at home stops working and you call the cable company. The investigate and find out the issue is with the wiring. You ask them when the issue will be fixed and they tell you they... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2021 at Rowley Law
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Aging is difficult. Even if you mental state does not deteriorate, things like moving objects, mowing the yard and even taking a walk often do. For years there have been two options available for people as they age to make sure they can get the help they need, move to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2021 at Rowley Law
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You are not the only person putting of getting an estate plan. Many American’s do. In fact, a 2020 survey done by Caring.com found that only 47.9% of adults 55 years or older have any type of planning documents. But you should not keep putting it off. While no one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2021 at Rowley Law
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No one's life is precisely the same as another person's. This adage is true for trust as well. There are many different types of trusts, all created for different purposes. This plethora of options can make understanding trusts complicated and confusing, especially if you and a friend or family member... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2021 at Rowley Law
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Britney Spears the woman, the icon, the legend. One of the most well known pop stars of our generation, Britney has dominated the stage for years. She has also been under guardianship for years. A recent article from Elder Law Answers “Britney Spears Case Puts Renewed Focus on Guardianships and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2021 at Rowley Law
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Most people know that they need planning or some type. However most people don’t understand who planning works. A recent article form The New Enterprise entitled “Understating probate helps when drafting a will” takes a look at what a will is and why one is need. The most simplistic definition... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2021 at Rowley Law
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The pandemic changed life for everyone. But Nursing home residents took an especially hard hit. The pandemic caused many resident of care facilities to be essential locked away from family and friends. Not allowed to have visitors or even leave the facility. A recent news article form USA Today entitled... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2021 at Rowley Law
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So you heard of trusts and you think they are only for rich people. But that is not true. There are many different types of trust and they can be used to help people with many different things. A basic revocable living trust can be useful for you even if... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2021 at Rowley Law
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You may not have heard of elder law before and you may not think it is something you would need. But before you make that decision, that a recent report from Genworth found that seven out of ten people will end up needing long term care services in their life... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2021 at Rowley Law
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“Estate planning is an essential part of an individual’s personal finances. This is true no matter how wealthy a person is.” Estate planning is a process in which a person details how their money and other assets should be managed during life and after their death. WMUR’s recent article, “Money... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Losing a parent or grandparent can put into perspective the need for careful planning to avoid surprises, protect young children and spouses and properly execute the decedent’s wishes.” The Norman Transcript’s recent article, “The right attorney is needed for wills and estate planning,” addresses how to find an attorney who... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“It's called a trust for a reason: You're counting on this stand-alone legal entity to do something you can't.” A trust is a good idea to ensure that ownership of your assets will go to your heirs smoothly and privately. A trust can also have some tax advantages and can... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“It is the nature of humans to form habits and then keep those habits up as we get older.” Most of the time, routines are a good thing. They help simplify our days by eliminating decisions on little things. That saves the creative parts of our brains for the more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Withholding certain facts or telling little white lies about your lifestyle and habits (both good and bad), may prevent your doctor from seeing the big picture, which can put your future health at risk.” Vanguard advised in a recent article, “The final keys to successful wealth transfer,” that you should... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Moving into a retirement community can be one of the biggest decisions seniors have to make. For many people, it means leaving a home they've lived in for decades.” Lancaster Online’s recent article, “It's never too early to start retirement planning,” says that before you make the move to a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“While planning their estates, many physicians engage an attorney or estate planner to deliver a neatly bundled package of documents that usually includes a will, attendant trusts and various powers of attorney (POA).” A financial power of attorney document allows you to state how your financial affairs should be handled,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Estate planning mistakes can be expensive to fix — that is, when they can be fixed at all.” People often think they’re simple folks with simple lives. They try to do things on their own. It’s only later—after they’ve passed away— that a mistake is discovered, and there are unintended... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“It is good business that, when you get divorced, you revise your estate plan to reflect your current thoughts.” A divorced man with two adult children is still working. He plans to work at least another 10 years. He did his will a few years before he divorced and hasn’t... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“There are two types of powers of attorneys.” Estate planning is critical for everyone. That goes double for seniors. Basic estate planning means you’ve drafted and properly recorded legal documents, such as wills and powers of attorneys, and they’re all up-to-date. Wills written 20 years again after a child is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Estate planning is done for a number of purposes. One is to transfer assets to your heirs, according to your wishes once you pass on. Unfortunately, just having the documents in place may not be enough, as mistakes can be made.” WMUR provides some of the most common things to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law