How to Protect Your Estate Using Elder Planning

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Senior citizens and other older Americans have unique legal needs. As noted by the Ohio Department of Aging, elder law is a specialized practice area that is focused on the issues facing older adults. Planning is critically important. With the right legal structure in place, you can protect yourself, your family, and your assets. Here,… Read more »

Why Annuities and Other Retirement Accounts are Protected from Lawsuits

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Asset protection is an important part of estate planning. A well-constructed estate plan can help you protect your assets from creditor claims and other lawsuits. Notably, annuities and other retirement accounts are among the most effective creditor protection tools available. In this article, our Cortland estate planning attorney explains the key things to know about… Read more »

How to Use Estate Planning to Protect Your Home

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For most people, the primary residence is the single largest asset that they own. According to a recent report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), homeownership is a key component of household wealth in the United States. A primary residence makes nearly half of the total wealth owned by the median homeowner in… Read more »

Should You Keep Old Wills or Destroy Them?

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Every adult should have a will. Not only does a properly-drafted will ensure that your last wishes are respected, but it will also reduce the risk that your loved ones end up locked in a dispute. Your will should always be updated to reflect your current needs and desires. In some cases, you may even… Read more »

How Often Should My Estate Plan Be Reviewed?

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An estate plan helps to ensure you and your family are ready for the future. Every adult should have a personalized estate plan in place. Of course, life brings change. The estate plan you set up ten years ago may no longer be effective. This raises an important question: When should I have my estate… Read more »

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

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A familiar scenario: Old Aunt Rose is a widow, and her two children live in L.A. and don’t seem to care about her. Aunt Rose is having more and more trouble with the business of daily life—writing checks to pay her bills, driving to the doctor’s office, driving to the grocery store, cleaning the house,… Read more »

How Often You Should Review Your Estate Plan

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Broadly defined, an estate plan is the process of preparing legal and financial affairs to ensure that you and your family are fully protected. Estate planning is not a static process. An estate plan should be reviewed and revised on a regular basis to ensure that it is fully updated to reflect life’s ever-changing circumstances…. Read more »

Protect Your Assets From Long-Term Care Expenses

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Asset protection is one of the core objectives in estate planning—and long-term care expenses pose one of the primary threats to your assets. The cost of long-term care in the United States is almost unimaginably high. According to data published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average national cost of a… Read more »