It is estimated that about five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and about 360,000 people are newly diagnosed each year.
Second marriages are as common in the 50 plus population as they are with younger married couples. Couples who have remarried are often unaware of the legal and financial implications of their marriage.
While more people do estate planning earlier in their lifetimes today, there are many who have yet to take that important step.
f you’re like most people, you probably have a list of reasons why you haven’t established your estate plan.
If you own your own home and believe that it is protected because you have a Declaration of Homestead it is important that you and your loved ones fully understand the law.
The National Elder Law Foundation defines elder law as “the legal practice of counseling and representing older persons or their representatives.” On its face the definition appears to be both simple and clear.
Clients frequently ask, “Why can’t I just put my house in my children’s names?” It seems simple — and cheap — enough: protect assets, avoid probate, all just for the price of a deed and a recording fee. But as the old saying goes, “If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.”