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The Elder and Disability Law Firm, APC

Is Do-it-yourself Estate Planning a Good Idea?

On behalf of The Elder and Disability Law Firm, APC on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. A lot of people like to roll up their sleeves and engage in do-it-yourself projects and there are a number of reasons why it is easier than ever to take on DIY projects. For one thing, we have all sorts of home-improvement superstores on virtually every corner these days. And there are craft and art supply outlets and auto parts stores that provide you with anything you need to get the job done.In addit...

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Avoid Probate and Save Money

On behalf of The Elder and Disability Law Firm, APC on Monday, May 20, 2013. If you choose to use a last will as your primary vehicle of asset transfer your estate must pass through a process called probate. During this period of time the probate court will examine the will to determine its validity and otherwise supervise the administration of the estate. The actual "legwork" as it were is done by the personal representative or executor.Probate does provide some protections becaus...

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Long Term Care Cost is a Concern for Everyone

On behalf of The Elder and Disability Law Firm, APC on Thursday, May 16, 2013. One of the issues that is much discussed throughout the elder law community is that of the high and ever rising costs associated with long-term care. When you are healthy and active it can be hard to wrap your head around the possibility of a future stay in a long-term care facility of some sort. You may recognize the fact that there are those who do require long-term care but assume that you won't be am...

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Estate Tax Parameters that You Want to Be Aware of

On behalf of The Elder and Disability Law Firm, APC on Monday, May 6, 2013. One of the first things that you are going to want to determine when you are engaged in estate planning is whether or not your estate is subject to the federal estate tax. This levy can have a significant impact on the future of your family and it is something to take very seriously when you are crafting your legacy.The dividing line between those who will be required to pay the tax and those who are exempt...

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I am under 50. Do I need an estate plan?

On behalf of The Elder and Disability Law Firm, APC on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. There are those who are under the impression that estate planning is something that is only relevant to people who have reached retirement age. It is obviously true that it becomes more likely that you will pass away as you reach an advanced age. However, estate planning is something that is important for people of all ages and it can be properly viewed as a core responsibility of adulthood.Most people ar...

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