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Seniors Have Been Affected by Recent Data Breaches

Data breaches have been one of the hot topics this year in the wake of the Capital One data breach which compromised nearly 100 million Americans. But what hasn’t been receiving much major media coverage are the recent breaches affecting seniors. One such breach occurred last year in May, and that breach compromised the personal […]

Caregivers Need Care Too

When Jeanette’s mother was hospitalized, Jeanette’s father begged her, with tears in his eyes, to take care of mother if he ever couldn’t. Of course, Jeanette said “yes.” Years later, when Jeanette’s father had gone and mother’s hearing and eyesight failed, she could no longer drive, and she had fallen several times, Jeanette remembered that […]

Guardianship Laws in NJ: What You Should Know

When a person obtains guardianship over an elderly individual, they have the right to the care, custody and control of that person. A guardian has the legal authority to make decisions for the individual, as well as the obligation to look out for their wellbeing. In order to obtain an adult guardianship, certain legal findings […]

Before Retiring, Go Through These 6 Considerations

Before you retire or leave full-time employment for other pursuits, consider the impacts of your decision on the financial well being of your future. The transition to your next phase of life, whether full or semi-retirement, adventure-seeking, or family-driven, requires thoughtful planning to avoid needless surprises that can mean the difference between financial success or […]

The Contents of Your Letter of Instruction

A letter of instruction can be a beneficial piece in estate planning. It is an informal document that will give your loved ones important information about personal and financial matters after your death. Letters of instruction are not legally binding and do not replace your need for a will or a living trust, however, it […]

Alzheimer’s Factors to Be Aware Of

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s affects a growing number of people. There are several factors known to play a role in Alzheimer’s. […]

Causes of Elder Abuse and How to Prevent Them

According to the American Psychological Society, elder abuse is the infliction of physical, emotional/psychological, sexual or financial harm on an older adult. Elder abuse can also take the form of intentional or unintentional neglect of an older adult by the caregiver. Elder abuse has a variety of causes. It is important that family members and […]

Introduction to Trusts

This is a common question we hear. Read on for information to help figure out whether you need a trust and, if so, what kind fits your specific situation. For example, maybe you have a disabled child and you want a trust to permit that child to inherit without losing government benefits. Maybe your own […]

Talk with Your Family About Caregiving

A family caregiving meeting is an essential tool when dealing with the care of an aging loved one. These meetings are beneficial for helping to keep all family members abreast of decisions that need to be made, changes in diagnosis or prognosis, and help to ensure that all family members feel that they have a […]

The Basics of a Will for Estate Planning

Many people consider estate plans as a need for the wealthy, but the truth is that everyone who has any property at least needs an established will to be used as an advanced directive in case of an untimely death. Distribution of property and information regarding health care are best controlled with an official valid […]