Thoughts On Estate Planning

Plan Now, Not Later: The COVID crisis has only exacerbated a recurring problem we see at the law firm--folks waiting until it's too late to plan. I always emphasize the fact that you should be in control of your estate plan. It's not ideal if your adult child is attempting to be...

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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Nursing home neglect and abuse is a heartbreaking issue for any family to deal with. Below are several common warning signs of nursing home abuse, and later, a review of the common legal issues that nursing homes may face. If you are faced with such a circumstance now or in the future,...

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Elder Financial Abuse Study

A study commissioned by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf in 2019 recently revealed some alarming findings related to the financial exploitation of older adults. 

Financial exploitation of older adults can take many different forms and can be perpetrated by trusted individuals or complete strangers.  The most common forms of financial...

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Ethical Wills

Why do we engage in estate planning? Most people would say their priorities in estate planning are protecting their assets and ensuring those assets get passed on properly.

However, we often miss the equally important goal of estate planning: passing on your values, hopes, fears, lessons learned, etc. to the next generation(s).

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Wills Are Public Documents

A lot of people ask our office what the difference is between Wills and Trusts. There are several key advantages to trusts, depending on your estate planning needs. One advantage to our readers who value privacy is that a well-crafted Revocable Living Trust, if properly written AND funded, can avoid the probate process. By...

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Estate Planning 2010

Welcome to 2010 and a happy and healthy new year to everyone. We can all use a fresh start from time to time, and the new year is ripe for new, innovative ideas and resolutions to grow and improve. Furthermore, as we enter the next decade, we are reminded (most of us anyway) how...

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Eight Tips To Avoid Nasty Estate Surprises

Came across this article on USNews that concisely talks about how to avoid some common estate planning mistakes. Some ways to avoid the mistakes include finding the right estate planning attorney, picking the right executor and trustees, and make sure your title to your assets is clear. Check out the rest of the article...