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In the News – 9 Things You Need To Know About Estate Planning After Divorce

In a recent article on Forbes, Christine Fletcher has compiled a list of 9 things to consider in your estate plan after undergoing a divorce in 2018. With divorce agreements and settlements dividing assets like never before, keeping your estate plan in check with the proper elements is essential to ensure the legalities of disbursement to your beneficiaries.
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In the News – How To Ruin Your Estate Plan By Signing A Stupid ‘Standard’ Form

So, you’re ahead of the ball game and have already begun to think about establishing your estate plan. However, in the process of preparing your estate plan, how do you ensure that you are making the best decisions for you and your family? Beware or Standard forms.
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In the News – Let’s Rethink the Meaning of Estate Plans

Recently, Wall Street Journal columnist Glenn Ruffenach put together an article on several common questions that retirees and soon-to-be retirees have. He starts by answering an important question to consider in estate planning.
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In the News – Stan Lee: Estate Planning Takeaways from the Marvel Legend’s Elder-Abuse Saga

With the recent loss of legendary Marvel creator, Stan Lee, there are some valuable lessons that we can take in regard to estate planning and elder care. According to a recent article on Investment News, Stan Lee was reportedly worth more than $50 million. With such a large value due to the growing popularity of his superhero characters and movies, many people were interested in getting a share of his worth towards the end of his life. At 95 years old, Stan Lee suffered hearing, vision, and memory impairments that allowed family, caregivers, and other associates an opportunity to manipulate a share in his estate.
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In the News – 5 Reasons to Consider a Special Needs Trust

In an article from Washington’s Top News, Dawn Doebler explores why families may wish to establish a special needs trust and how to implement one. If you are the primary caregiver to a disabled youth or adult, establishing a special needs trust is extremely important to ensure that they are taken care of in the event that you are no longer able to care for them.
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In the News – Where the Next Real Estate Bubbles are Inflating

Buying into the real estate market in populated cities can be very risky but also very rewarding. In a recent news article by John Wasik in Forbes, he explains that real estate in populated cities get more and more expensive because they are in such high demand.
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In the News – 7 Big Estate Planning Mistakes – The Power of Attorney Trap

From Bob Carlson’s second installment of his blog series “7 Big Estate Planning Mistakes,” he explains how many people expect more form and function from their Powers of Attorney than they necessarily get from the estate plan. While explicitly defining who you want in charge of your finances and medical wishes can be done this way, there are still several things to consider after including your Powers of Attorney in your estate plan.
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In the News - Why One Moline Family is Worried the State will take the Family House

In a recent post from WQAD, Katherine Bauer takes a glimpse into an elder law horror story that may result in hardships for many families in the state of Illinois. This past July, the Lindberg family contacted the news station in hopes of raising awareness to other elders who may be stuck in the same situation as Rachel Lindberg.
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