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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Health Care Documents You Should Have in Place for Your College-Age Kid


Life in the times of the COVID-19 pandemic sometimes seems dominated by fear and anxiety. The potential of life-threatening illness looms in the air and many people feel lost as to what they can do to regain some sort of control over this new life. This can be especially true for parents that are sending their college-aids kids off to school. While campuses have made major efforts to put protections in place geared towards keeping staff and students as safe and healthy as possible, there is still that fear of what could be. One way to help find some peace of mind and regain a sense of control is to evaluate what legal tools you have in place to protect your college kid should some kind of health crisis befall them.
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Friday, September 25, 2020

How to Boost the Morale of a Loved One living in a Nursing Home During COVID-19


We are all struggling with the impacts that the spread of COVID-19 have had on the world. Seniors, in particular, have been hit hard by social distancing measures. While these are in place to help protect groups like the elderly, who are at a high risk of infection, there has been a serious toll taken on the mental health and well being of seniors. This is especially true for those living in nursing homes. Most, if not all, nursing homes have closed doors to visitors in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to residents.
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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Keeping Elderly Loved Ones Safe During Hurricane Season


Hurricane season is in full swing and residents of the Carolinas are all too familiar with the havoc that storm season can bring upon communities. In times of severe weather, seniors can be particularly vulnerable as they often have limited mobility and heightened caretaking needs. This is why it is of the utmost importance that we all plan ahead on how we can keep our elderly loved ones safe and secure during hurricane season. Read more . . .


Thursday, August 27, 2020

How to Talk to Your Parents About Moving to a Senior Care Facility


There will come a time when most of us will have to have a very difficult conversation with our parents about their long term care plans. It is a fact of life that, many times, our parents will end up with a need for a level of care that is above that which we can provide them with. When this time arrives, you want both you and your parents to be prepared to make the smoothest possible transition. This smooth transition all begins with talking to your parents about moving to a Read more . . .


Monday, August 24, 2020

Why You Can Never Be Too Young to Estate Plan


When you hear people talking about estate planning, you may associate it with your parents or your grandparents. You may think about it as something that wealthy individuals do to protect their assets and figure out where their money will go after they die. Estate planning is about so much more though.
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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Talking to Your Elderly Parents About When It Is Time for Them to Stop Driving


As your parents age, you will have to have some difficult conversations with them. One of these conversations may be your growing concerns with their abilities to safely operate a motor vehicle. From the time we start driving, we associate it with freedom, independence.
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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Things to Do When Moving a Loved One to a Nursing Home


It can be a difficult decision, but there may come a time when you are no longer able to give an elder loved one the level of care they need and deserve. This means that you will need to begin the process of moving him or her to a nursing home facility. Even when you know moving a loved one into a nursing home is for the best, it can still be very difficult on you and the person making the move into the facility. Be aware of the things you should do when moving a loved one into a Read more . . .


Monday, July 27, 2020

What Happens If There Is No Named Executor of an Estate?


A personal representative, otherwise referred to as an “executor” or “administrator,” of an estate plays a vital role during the probate process. This individual carries the responsibility of administering and distributing the decedent’s estate. Oftentimes, the personal representative is named in the decedent’s will. Other times, there is no named personal representative of the estate. When this happens, who is responsible for Read more . . .


Thursday, July 23, 2020

How Long Does an Executor Have to Settle an Estate in North Carolina?


The executor plays a crucial role in the probate of a decedent’s estate. As executor, the person assuming this position must manage the estate of the decedent throughout the probate process. The executor must inventory and manage property of the estate.
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Monday, June 29, 2020

What Is Parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)?


The United States is proud of our veterans and that which they sacrifice so that our freedom remains secure. That is why there are many veteran benefit programs offered by the federal government and administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The government also recognizes that the parents of veterans have given much to this country and have made sacrifices of their own.
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Friday, June 26, 2020

What Is an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?


It is no surprise that life insurance is one of the most commonly purchased financial products in the U.S. The benefits of life insurance can provide critical financial relief in the wake of the death of a loved one. Life insurance proceeds can replace the earnings of a breadwinner or cover cost of burial and unpaid taxes. With all of the benefits that come with life insurance, it is also important to be mindful of some of the potential pitfalls associated with life insurance.
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