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Apr
07
2016

Deadbeat Parents - Why Should They Inherit From You?

Posted by Danielle Streed

Many children these days have grown up in a single-parent household.  The question is was one of your parents an absentee parent or more commonly referred to as deadbeat parent. When it comes to estate planning many young people do not feel that they are old enough or have enough assets to set up a [Read More...]



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Mar
31
2016

Funeral and Burial Law Change

Posted by Danielle Streed

For years, many individuals have been under the mistaken belief that if they pre-arrange their funeral, burial or cremation that their wishes will be honored.  The reality is that this not always the case. The current law allows the next of kin to bury or cremate the deceased, regardless of what has [Read More...]



Categories: categoryEstate Planning



Mar
17
2016

Mail Scams

Posted by Danielle Streed

Mail scams,  phone scams and overall financial abuse is on the rise.  As our parents and grandparents age, it is important that we keep an eye on them and make sure that they are not being taken advantage of by one of the many scams out there. In a recent situation,  I had a client who was [Read More...]



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Feb
19
2016

Ask an Expert

Posted by Danielle Streed

You would not go to your family doctor for brain surgery or cancer treatment. You would likely go to a specialist. Why is it that individuals are comfortable consulting with an attorney that does not specialize or concentrate their practice in a specific area of the law? We have all heard the saying [Read More...]



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Feb
11
2016

Adult Special Needs Planning - Are You Ready to Pass the Torch?

Posted by Danielle Streed

I recently had a sister come into my office as result of her mother passing away.  The  sister had been given the responsibility of taking care of her elderly brother who is mentally disabled for his entire life.  The mother has always served as his legal guardian.   During the mother’s lifetime, [Read More...]



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