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Common Elder Scams

An alarming number of our clients have fallen victim to scams.  Some are clever- getting to know an elderly person over a period of time before conning them out of their money. Others rely on the vulnerabilities and sympathies of seniors. A common one is for the scammer to call a grandparent and tell him…

Medicaid Planning

It seems almost cruel in a way that nursing homes are as expensive as they are. People who have saved well for their retirements and intended to leave something to their heirs in an estate plan often face steep nursing home bills. If a stay in a nursing home is long enough, then all their…

Treating Children Equally – Or Not

Every parent with multiple children knows that despite being raised in the same house, they all turn out differently. They have different abilities and often very different attitudes about things. Children also have different levels of financial responsibility.  Nevertheless, most parents do want to leave all their children an equal inheritance and they do not…

Blended Families and Trust

Blended families are often the ultimate source of problems in estate litigation. When there are children from multiple marriages and stepparents who all have a potential stake in an estate, fights over the estate are more likely to occur. Those in blended families just have fewer bonds than more traditional families. The Financial Timesrecently discussed…

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