Can Your Parent’s Estate Go to Probate?

It can be very difficult to deal with the passing of a parent. But when you are left to deal with their estate it can get quite confusing rather quickly – especially if it goes to probate. Probate is the settling of an individual’s estate by a court-appointed executor. While it can be simpler if the estate fits within a c...

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What To Do When Your Parent is Progressively Aging

Aging is an inevitable reality of life. But while we understand that it is out of our control, it can still be difficult to watch out parents getting up there in age. Only compounding that difficulty is broaching the topic of death and the financial truths that are associated with it. We tend to bring up what to do next when we are already in the throes of a high...

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Protecting Elders from Danger

As we are all aware, being elderly puts us at increased risk of disease or injury. It also makes us more vulnerable to scams and schemes than the public in general. For one thing, many of the elderly are lonely and so may fall victim to various financial entrapments because they are so eager for human contract. For another, because aging involves an increasing nu...

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You Can Create Your Own Estate Plan – But Should You?

When planning for your family’s future, it is inevitable that we think about where we will be in five, ten, fifteen years, and where our families will be when we pass. There is no denying that you know your own property wishes better than anyone else, so it seems rather appealing to execute your own estate plan; in fact, it seems that you may even save a lot of m...

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