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Recent Coronavirus Outbreak Show Importance of Proper Planning

The sudden rise of the coronavirus, COVID-19, has left many unprepared and confused. There are numerous reports of shortages of antibacterial hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and even toilet paper. While we can’t predict when something like COVID-19 might strike, we can take steps to prepare for an unexpected crisis to help reduce the stress on […]

Talking to Kids About Inheritance

Many parents are uncomfortable talking to their kids about their wealth.  Talking about how much money or property you have is usually viewed as taboo.  Asking someone else about what they have is often considered impolite. But failing to talk to kids about how much they may inherit could leave them unprepared to handle even […]

Hiring In-Home Health Care Services

There is a wide range of home health care services available from daily household tasks to medical care. Before identifying a health care service for information, get a clear idea of what you are in the market for, be it recovery from surgery or long-term care for a chronic illness. The first step is to […]

Pass on More Than Money

Successfully addressing and legally formalizing inheritance of family values and assets can be challenging, especially if parents wait too long to begin instilling family values. Undoubtedly the best time to teach and empower your children as eventual inheritors of your family legacy is during childhood, then continuing throughout adulthood. Waiting until your later stages in […]

Facility Living with Alzheimer’s Patients is Evolving

The National Institute of Health (NIH) Library of Medicine reports the most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, accounting for approximately two-thirds of all diagnosed cases of dementia. Alzheimer’s is also one of the most expensive diseases to treat and often results in financial strain on families trying to find and pay for the […]

New Drug Gives Hope for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University recently announced that pharmacological “chaperone therapy” can prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in mice. Alzheimer’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that currently has no cure. Abnormal clumps (amyloid-beta plaques) and tangled fiber bundles (neurofibrillary or tau tangles) create brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and […]

Long-Term Care Insurance Gives Rise to the Hybrid Policy

You have probably heard about the astronomical costs of nursing-home care if you become seriously ill or injured. You might also know that Medicare would cover only a minimal amount of those costs. Private insurance doesn’t seem like a good bet either, if you’ve heard horror stories about skyrocketing premium costs and difficulties in even […]

How to Build an Estate Plan with a Blended Family

Couples often bring children into a marriage from a prior marriage or union and then have children together. This is often referred to as a blended family. Blended families highlight the need for careful estate planning to make sure the needs of each spouse are met, as well as the needs of each parents’ children. […]

Was Another Will Discovered That’s Different from the Original? Speak with an Attorney

If another will is discovered that is different from the deceased person’s original will, then you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. To determine which will controls the administration of the estate, each will must be assessed. To assist you in addressing issues created by differing wills, contact the New Jersey estate planning […]

Want to Dispute a Will? What to Do Next

A person’s last will and testament is intended to govern how property, debt and other issues are to be handled after a person’s death. In some situations, there may be issues with the will or the provisions contained therein. Wills may be disputed in their entirety or in part, if they do not meet certain […]