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Advice on Aging Parent Care

Advice on Aging Parent Care   Aging parent care presents a variety of unique considerations and obstacles for a child who must perform the role of caregiver. While it is impossible to predict exactly when a parent will become afflicted by an illness or disability, advanced planning can minimize the potential legal and medical challenges […]

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Buy-Sell Agreement Advice for Baby Boomers

Buy-Sell Agreement Advice for Baby Boomers An increasing number of business owners in the baby boomer generation are planning to transition out of their business. If an individual has their retirement savings connected to a business and there is a delay in selling or an individual is not sure about how to obtain the full […]

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living wills

Living Wills for Younger Individuals

Many younger individuals believe that they do not need living wills, because they are young and healthy. Despite the invulnerable feeling of youth experienced by many individuals, there is still the unfortunate possibility that a young person could fall ill or become seriously injured and require the assistance of estate planning tools. By taking the time […]

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Estate Planning for pets

Estate Planning with Pets and Pet Trusts

In many cases when an individual dies, the individual’s pets are surrendered to shelters. In other cases, pets are distributed to whoever receives other possessions of the deceased individual. With estate planning, however, individuals are frequently able to craft statements concerning exactly what should happen to pets after the individual’s death. The American Society for […]

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Service Disabled Veteran owner dies

What Happens to Some Federal Contracts for Veterans When the Owner Dies

There are various federal contracts owned by particular classifications of individuals including veterans. The unexpected death of a service disabled veteran business owner, however, can leave an individual with numerous questions about how ownership of the contract will transfer. This entry will note some elements about these contracts when the certified owner dies and another […]

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Estate Planning Advice for Travel

Estate Planning Before Traveling

Each year during the spring and summer, many individuals take vacations to the beach, ski slopes, or various foreign locations. During the trip planning process for many people, not enough consideration is made for obtaining estate planning advice. Instead, individuals focus on budgeting time and finances to make such a trip possible. Individuals, however, who […]

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DNA Harvest

DNA Harvest and End of Life Documents

Hospital Refuses to Perform DNA Harvest on Deceased Man due to Lack of End of Life Documents A Colorado woman has faced substantial difficulties in using her deceased boyfriend’s DNA to create a child because the man died without lack of estate planning documents. Although the man’s girlfriend planned to use his sperm to have […]

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property transfers to family members

Business Owner Beware – Property Transfers to Family may be Considered Gifts

Property Transfers to Family and Tax Consequences Property transfers to family members can have tax consequences.  Business owners should have estate plans, but many owners are unaware of the tax implications associated with recapitalizing their business entities to help family members.  Business owners probably already know that sales of stock, for example, have tax consequences. […]

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