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Showing 9 posts by Matthew S. Fedor.

Worried about the Future? Here's what you need to do now

The problems that seniors face can erupt suddenly from out of nowhere or can start small and grow more serious over time. A crisis can occur when a senior family member is diagnosed with dementia, has a chronic illness or is admitted to a nursing home. Often after the crisis has already occurred is when the end-of-life documents are pulled out of the drawer and the family calls an elder law or estate planning attorney for help. Read More ›

Categories: Did you Know?, Elder Law, Estate Planning

Recognizing and Living with Alzheimer’s

It is true that as we all age, our minds are not as sharp as they once were. We tend to forget minor things like where we put our keys or what level of a parking garage that we parked our car on. There is however a major difference in having small memory lapses, which even the most keen minds will have from time to time, and having a brain disease such as Dementia or Alzheimer’s. Read More ›

Categories: Dementia & Alzheimer's, Elder Law

Helping my Aging Parents Pay for Care

Your parents may reach a point where they can no longer live on their own. Not only that, but as we age, the costs of living increase as we seek more and more complicated medical care. Read More ›

Categories: Elder Law, Financing, Financing Long-term Care, Medicare/Medicaid

Planning for a Vacation Home?

I’m sure you’ve spent a wonderful vacation at a unique and dreamy location and thought to yourself, “I wonder what it would be like to live here?” If you answered that question by investigating the details of purchasing a vacation home in that perfect spot, it would be wise to consult with an attorney early in the process to avoid getting into hot water later on. Read More ›

Categories: Elder Law, Financing, Personal Property Tax

Financial Elder Abuse: Awareness and Prevention

10,000 Americans turn 65 every day. With an aging population, come a variety of new issues for society to address. One of those issues is elder financial abuse, which has been a growing problem over the past decade. According to a study in the American Journal of Public Health, 1 in 18 older “cognitively intact” adults falls prey to financial fraud or abuse in a given year. Read More ›

Categories: Did you Know?, Elder Law, Fraud & Abuse, Senior Exploitation & Abuse

Are Reverse Mortgages Wise for Seniors?

It would be wonderful to give you an absolute yes or no but like so many things, it is important to analyze how your specific circumstances factor into the answer. Read More ›

Categories: Did you Know?, Elder Law, Financing

Three Concerns for Your Estate

When it comes to transferring possessions upon your death, you can either make it easy on your loved ones through proper estate planning or you can leave it up to the court system. Prior planning is the more efficient and effective option. There are a variety of planning methods available depending on your unique situation.

For example, Revocable Living Trusts are commonly used to transfer assets after death, independent of the legal system in many states. Read More ›

Categories: Elder Law, Estate Planning

Legal Preparation for Leaving the Nest

As spring winds down and summer sets in, many parents and students look forward to graduation day. After the celebrations, parents get ready to send their children, many of whom have never been away from home, off to college. Read More ›

Categories: Digital Assets, Elder Law, Estate Planning, HIPAA, Powers of Attorney

Top Two Concerns for Your Estate

If you think estate planning is just for the wealthy, think again. Everyone has an estate worth planning for; some are just more complex than others. Facing one’s own mortality can be an uncomfortable subject, but ignoring the inevitable can cause  unnecessary pain and conflict for your loved ones. Read More ›

Categories: Elder Law, Estate Planning

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