Month: March 2016

5 Common Family Estate Planning Conflicts

When an elderly loved one requires ongoing care and assistance, it's common for family members to disagree about caregivers, the type and frequency of care, and whether the older loved one should remain at home or live in a residential care facility. Additionally,...

The Importance Of Nursing Home Planning

Like most people, you may have a hard time understanding that your health could decline at some point in the future. For this reason, you don't put nearly as much time as you should into nursing home planning. Here is a statistic that will open your eyes: The U.S....

Got A Trust? Don’t Forget To Fund It

Today, many comprehensive estate plans include living trusts. Prepared properly, a living trust is a powerful estate planning document that allows you to change it throughout your lifetime. If you neglect to fund your trust, however, the trust may actually be...

Protecting Assets In A Second Marriage

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 15 percent of Americans report having been married more than once. Whether you're remarrying for the first or the fifth time, it's important to create an estate plan that protects your assets and your loved ones. Here are a few...

When Your Parent Needs Long-Term Care

Placing an aging parent in a nursing home or long-term care facility is one of the most difficult decisions an adult child will make. Although the parent may need medical care and assistance, realizing the parent is incapacitated can be heartbreaking to the children....