Tag Archives: Estate Planning

Sharing your family history – where to start

Part II – Sharing Family History: Where to Start   Every Story Media Guest Blog in three parts (this is #2 of 3) In this three-part series, Lyn Jackson of Every Story Media looks at why it’s important to capture … Continue reading

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YOUR FAMILY STORY…….why it’s important

In this three-part series, Lyn Jackson of Every Story Media looks at why it’s important to capture and preserve your family stories, values and traditions, how to get started, and why video is the best method. Aging offers gifts, if … Continue reading

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The Cost of Dementia

The cost of any illness or disability can be staggering, but the average cost of caring for a loved one with DEMENTIA can be staggering. Dementia is the “umbrella term” for a number of cognitive disorders.  This is just a … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s and Estate Planning

BE PREPARED! Estate and Elder Law planning is even more important if you suspect that you or a loved one is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or any progressive cognitive disease. Here are just a few areas you should … Continue reading

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Special Needs Trust

What is a “Special Needs” trust? Special Needs Trusts are created to comply with the complex rules of federal needs-based benefits programs that are important and may be available to people with disabilities, such as: • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) … Continue reading

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Long Term Care…….. are you part of the 70%

In the 2000, almost 10 million people needed some form of long-term care in the United States. Of this population, 3.6 million (37%) were under age 65 and 6 million (63%) were over age 65 (Roger & Komisar, 2003). Almost … Continue reading

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Cost of Skilled Nursing and What to do?

Why even discuss skilled nursing? There are some statistics that everyone needs to know. 1. At least 70% of people 65 years old and older will need some type of long term care in their lives.  Many will require Long Term Skilled Nursing … Continue reading

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“Probate and Responsibilities of Estate Administrators in North Carolina”

Overview of Probate / Estate Administration Typically, there are certain “standard” responsibilities an executor will need to go through, depending on the size, location and number of beneficiaries, this task can be rather simple, or extremely complex. One question the … Continue reading

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An “Estate Plan”………. I don’t need one!

So many people ask themselves –   “do I really need an estate plan?” The easiest way to answer this question is with several more questions: If I die without a will, what happens to my home, my money and how … Continue reading

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Having “that talk”

Having “that talk” is often a very difficult one to start.   First……….. who starts the conversation?  The parents? The Children?  Maybe it is a trusted advisor or attorney.   Here are some possible “starter” discussions:  Is there an acknowledgement that a … Continue reading

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