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Should You Lend Money to Family Members?

November 19, 2012 in News

Provided by ElderLawAnswers. 

Lending money to family often is not a good idea, say many financial experts, but with interest rates at some of their lowest levels in years, families may find it difficult to resist. Family loans also can be a way to pass on part of the family estate. So if you decide to lend money to a family member, proceed with caution, say certified financial planning professionals. Even with the potential advantages to your child or other relative and yourself, you should treat intra-family loans very carefully. Loans gone sour can create much bad blood in families and could end up in the courts.

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Helpful Tips for Family Caregivers

November 9, 2012 in News

Five signs your parents may needs help: It’s easy to know what to do when a parents had a medical crisis: go to the ER. But without the red flags of an emergency, it can be hard to know it there’s a health problem that needs attention. Often, there are subtle signs of trouble brewing.Have your parents lost weight? Unplanned weight loss may indicate a medical condition, such as depression or cancer. Or vision problems that make cooking difficult. Or dental problems that make chewing painful.

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Medicaid & VA Benefits to Help Pay for Long Term Care Seminar

November 5, 2012 in News

Come out to the Winter Park Community Center on November 8th at 6:00 pm to hear Heather C. Kirson, Esq. and Patti Fuller, Esq., B.C.S. speak on topics such as Medicaid Planning, VA benefits and Estate Planning. If you or someone you know is having to face the issue of how to pay for long-term care, this could be the perfect opportunity to learn how you can get help to pay for it! This is a free event and is open to the public. Please call (407) 422-3017 for more information.

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Medicaid and VA Benefits to Help Pay For Long Term Care Seminar

November 5, 2012 in News

Come out to the Marks Street Senior Center on November 15th at 6:00 pm to hear Heather C. Kirson, Esq. and Patti Fuller, Esq., B.C.S. speak on topics such as Medicaid Planning, VA benefits and Estate Planning. If you or someone you know is having to face the issue of how to pay for long-term care, this could be the perfect opportunity to learn how you can get help to pay for it! This is a free event and is open to the public. Please call (407) 422-3017 for more information.

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Consulting An Elder Law Expert Makes Estate Planning Simple

October 8, 2012 in News

Article provided by Kerry Peck It can be difficult to watch our parents age, especially if they struggle for years with poor health or mental deterioration. Children find themselves in the role of caregivers — sometimes gradually, sometimes suddenly — and concerns about the day to day health and financial well-being of their loved ones become paramount. Caring for parents and worrying about their finances can be challenging, but the sooner a family can speak with an aging parent or relative about their plans for care (and the type of long term care they can afford, if needed), the better.

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Medicaid & VA Benefits to Help Pay for Long Term Care Seminar

October 3, 2012 in News

Come out to the Marks Street Senior Center on October 25th at 6:00 pm to hear Heather C. Kirson, Esq. and Patti Fuller, Esq., B.C.S. speak on topics such as Medicaid Planning, VA benefits and Estate Planning. If you or someone you know is having to face the issue of how to pay for long-term care, this could be the perfect opportunity to learn how you can get help to pay for it! This is a free event and is open to the public. Please call (407) 422-3017 for more information.

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Medicaid & VA Benefits to Help Pay for Long Term Care Seminar

October 3, 2012 in News

Come out to the Winter Park Community Center onOctober 11th at 4:00 pm to hear Heather C. Kirson, Esq. and Patti Fuller, Esq., B.C.S. speak on topics such as Medicaid Planning, VA benefits and Estate Planning. If you or someone you know is having to face the issue of how to pay for long-term care, this could be the perfect opportunity to learn how you can get help to pay for it! This is a free event and is open to the public. Please call (407) 422-3017 for more information.

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The Five Phases of Retirement Planning

September 25, 2012 in News

Provided by Elderlawanswers Retirement has changed radically over the last several decades in America. Years ago, you expected to work most of your life for a single, large employer and you then count on a pension. “Retirement planning” meant figuring out how to use your free time. Today, in all likelihood you will be living in retirement on money you, yourself, saved. “Planning” means calculating rates of return and deciphering tax rules. This change from institution-funded to self-funded retirement constitutes a dramatic shift of responsibility.

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Establishing a Trust for Your Loved One with Special Needs by Bernard Krooks

September 18, 2012 in News

Here is another good article about types of trusts for family members with special needs.  If you need help in the Orlando, Florida area, give us a call! Establishing a Trust for Your Loved One with Special Needs by Bernard Krooks Most people naturally look to family members when choosing a trustee. However, the individual responsible for a special needs trust has the additional responsibility of planning distributions so that the beneficiary does not lose eligibility for public benefits.

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