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Is My Spouse Automatically My Beneficiary?

If the surviving spouse is a second or subsequent spouse and did not have any children with the decedent, the surviving spouse takes even less.
11/15/22 • by: Vick Law, P.C.
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What Estate Planning Can a Nursing Home Resident Do?

Research shows that most of these executors aren’t experts and struggle with the estate settlement process.
11/07/22 • by: Vick Law, P.C.
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5 Factors to Consider when Picking an Executor or POA

One of the biggest challenges that clients encounter during the process is deciding who to appoint as their trustees, powers of attorney, health care surrogates and executors.
11/03/22 • by: Vick Law, P.C.
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What Is a Living Will?

An element of advance care planning, a living will is a legal document that provides specific instructions on how to carry out your wishes to receive or decline such treatments when you otherwise can’t communicate those wishes yourself.
10/28/22 • by: Vick Law, P.C.
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Estate Planning Considerations for Minor Children

When preparing estate planning documents, certain beneficiaries may need more protection than others. One particular class of beneficiaries that needs to be intentionally considered is minor children.
10/27/22 • by: Vick Law, P.C.
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How Do I Handle Debt in Retirement?

Rising interest rates may be nice for boosting savings accounts, but they’re unkind to credit card balances. Older Americans, especially those on a fixed budget, should beware.
10/26/22 • by: Vick Law, P.C.
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4 Signs You May Need an Elder Law Attorney

With an elder care lawyer by your side, handling issues associated with Medicaid and Medicare is easy.
10/24/22 • by: Vick Law, P.C.
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Does Insomnia Lead to Dementia?

According to recent Canadian research, older adults who have insomnia are more likely to experience memory decline and long-term cognitive impairment, including dementia.
10/21/22 • by: Vick Law, P.C.
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How Does Probate Court Work?

Probate court is a segment of the judicial system that oversees the execution of wills as well as the handling of estates, conservatorships and guardianships.
10/19/22 • by: Vick Law, P.C.
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What Is the Purpose of a Guardian?

A frequent concern for those with aging loved ones is the future need for guardianship. Unfortunately, the concept of guardianship can be confusing and overwhelming.
10/18/22 • by: Vick Law, P.C.
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