Living Trusts Pros and Cons from Mary A. Miller Our legal team would love to discuss how the pros and cons of a living trust could impact your end-of-life planning.  Learn more about living trust in this presentation.

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Navigating Elder Law from Mary A. Miller Elder law is the practice of law that encompasses all of the important issues that matter in the lives of older Americans. For definitional purposes, the term “older” typically refers to people who at least sixty-five years of age. Learn more about elder law in this presentation.  

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nursing home costs
It may seem as though Medicaid is not relevant to you if you are going to qualify for Medicare as a senior citizen. In fact, Medicaid is quite relevant to a significant percentage of senior citizens, because Medicare will not pay for long-term care. Medicaid will assist with these expenses if you can qualify. Nursing...

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elder law attorney
People sometimes harbor misconceptions about estate planning. There are those who think that property is immediately distributed after the funeral if a last will has been executed. In fact, this is not the case. The legal process of estate administration will enter the picture. When you draw up a last will, you should name an...

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trusts vs. wills
The question of trusts vs. wills is a complicated one to say the least. There are numerous different types of trusts that can be used, and there are actually different types of wills as well. It is not necessarily a matter of one document being “better” than the next. The ideal course of action will...

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irrevocable trust
A living trust can be a good choice for a wide range of individuals. You do not have to be extraordinarily wealthy to benefit from the establishment of a living trust as a vehicle for asset transfer. A lot of people are under the impression that a last will is the only way to go,...

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When you execute any type of legally binding device, you are using the document to satisfy certain self-selected aims. As a result, you have the control when you create a legal document; the document does not necessarily guide your actions. With the above in mind, we will look at the termination of a power of...

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Most people have a basic understanding of what a power of attorney can accomplish. If you create a power of attorney, you are called the grantor or principal. In the document, you name an agent or attorney-in-fact. This agent would be empowered to act on your behalf in a legally binding manner. There are general...

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health care directive
There are various different legally binding devices used in the field of estate planning. If you are a layperson it can all get rather confusing, especially if you are new to the subject. Legal instruments that facilitate asset transfers like last wills and trusts are only part of the picture. You should also prepare for...

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probate administration
Probate administration takes place under the supervision of the Surrogate’s Court in the state of New York. It comes into play when property that was in your sole, direct personal possession is being transferred after your death. A will would be admitted to probate, and control the distribution of property that was in your sole,...

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