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Does the Executor Control Bank Accounts?

 February 17, 2022 |
Administration of a decedent’s estate may involve investment accounts (with stocks and bonds) held in the decedent’s name or trust.
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Should I Withdraw more than RMD?

 February 16, 2022 |
Sometimes only taking the minimum IRA distribution can be a costly mistake. When deciding how much to withdraw this year, you need to consider the big picture. For some people, it makes sense to go big.
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What Should I Eat to Prevent Kidney Stones?

 February 15, 2022 |
They are tiny terrors that stealthily lie in wait until striking, often without warning. They’re kidney stones — crystalline nuggets that grow in our kidneys, sometimes getting painfully stuck as we try to expel them in our urine.
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What is a Letter of Last Instruction?

Executors can use additional information in administering estates, especially if the executor is unrelated to the decedent.
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Difference between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

 February 11, 2022 |
Non-probate assets are those assets which do not go into an estate when the owner dies.
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Does Eating Sardines Stave Off Dementia?

A study finds that the right diet may lower your risk of cognitive decline and brain disease later in life.
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What Is Elder Law?

 February 9, 2022 |
Estate Planning may not be something you necessarily WANT to think about, but it could protect your interests and wishes long after you are gone.
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Why Should I Have a Living Will?

 February 8, 2022 |
As a review of terms, a will is a legal document that specifies how a person’s estate should be handled only after that person’s death. A living will has nothing to do with how your “things” like property, money, jewelry, etc. are to be distributed. Unlike a will, it is, in fact, a document that comes into play while you’re still alive.
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Common Estate Planning Mistakes

With apologies to poet Robert Burns, the best-laid estate plans of women and men sometimes go awry.
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When to talk to Mom about Cognitive Decline?

 February 4, 2022 |
Your elderly mother is getting forgetful and confused. What do you do now?
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Union, NJ 07083

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