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Who Will Help Me to Age in Place?

Who Will Help Me to Age in Place?

A lawsuit called a will or trust "contest" occurs where a disinherited heir tries to get assets which were not willed to him or her, or not distributed to him or her through a trust by the deceased asset owner.  Frequently, the deceased person had a very good reason...

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Don’t Scam an FBI Man

Don’t Scam an FBI Man

WTOB FM/AM Radio in Winston-Salem, NC interviews elder, special needs, and estate planning attorney Vance Parker about why more and more millennials are becoming elder caregivers.  Vance discusses the huge need for family caregivers as millions of baby boom parents...

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Pet Trusts

Pet Trusts

  WTOB FM/AM Radio in Winston-Salem, NC interviews elder, special needs, and estate planning attorney Vance Parker about how a caregiver agreement allows a senior to transfer assets to a family member who is caring for him or her, in a way allowed by Medicaid....

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What Is Incapacity Planning?

What Is Incapacity Planning?

WTOB FM/AM Radio in Winston-Salem, NC interviews elder, and estate planning attorney Vance Parker about how to use a special needs trust to keep an inheritance or other financial award from disrupting a senior or person's Medicaid or disability benefits.  Vance...

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Using Right Of Survivorship Deeds to Protect Homes Against Medicaid Estate Recovery and Medical Estate Creditors In North Carolina

Using Right Of Survivorship Deeds to Protect Homes Against Medicaid Estate Recovery and Medical Estate Creditors In North Carolina

Researchers have found a surprising connection between intelligence and autism. On May 23, scientists announced the discovery of 40 new genes linked to human intelligence, and found that many people with the genes were also on the autism spectrum. The findings could one day help shed light on the condition's origins.
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Best and Worst IRA Beneficiaries

Best and Worst IRA Beneficiaries

Medicaid pays for 63% of all long-term care in the United States. Long-term care, particularly memory or other specialized care, may cost in excess of $5,000.00/month. Because many seniors cannot afford such expenses over the long term, Medicaid may need to be utilized to pay the senior’s long-term care bills.
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Anatomy of A Telephone Identity Theft

Anatomy of A Telephone Identity Theft

When you choose beneficiaries for your IRA account, you insure out-of-probate transfers to those beneficiaries when you die. But picking proper beneficiaries can be tricky.  Here's a list of the best and worst IRA beneficiary choices: BEST IRA BENEFICIARIES Your...

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Surprisingly, Prince Fails to Plan

Surprisingly, Prince Fails to Plan

Modern marriage can be a minefield for both estate planners and their clients. In 2016, a majority of marriages end in divorce, second, third, or fourth marriages are common, and blended families represent the norm. Frequently, the estate planner advises families where the husband brings in children from a prior marriage, the wife brings in kids from a prior marriage, and (if industrious enough) the new couple adds new kids of their own to the mix. And, unfortunately, divorce lawyers are more litigious and aggressive than ever.
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5 Retirement Savings Tips For Singles

5 Retirement Savings Tips For Singles

Medicaid pays for 63% of all long-term care in the United States. Long-term care, particularly memory or other specialized care, may cost in excess of $5,000.00/month. Because many seniors cannot afford such expenses over the long term, Medicaid may need to be utilized to pay the senior’s long-term care bills.
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Estate Planning For LGBT Couples In North Carolina

Estate Planning For LGBT Couples In North Carolina

Medicaid pays for 63% of all long-term care in the United States. Long-term care, particularly memory or other specialized care, may cost in excess of $5,000.00/month. Because many seniors cannot afford such expenses over the long term, Medicaid may need to be utilized to pay the senior’s long-term care bills.
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Top Ten Reasons Why You Need An Estate Plan

Top Ten Reasons Why You Need An Estate Plan

Katsu and Charles Bradley of Tacoma, Washington, owned their own home and enjoyed ample savings for their retirement. Later, when they could no longer live on their own because of advanced dementia, the family hired Norma Cheesman to be a live-in caregiver. Learn what happened next.
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