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Should Your Estate Plan Include a Revocable Living Trust?

A revocable living trust is a great tool to help your assets pass smoothly to your beneficiaries. It can also significantly reduce the headaches of probate. However, while some assets belong in a trust, others cannot (or should not) go into one.
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How To Know If Dad is a Victim of Elder Abuse?

Elder abuse is one of the most common, yet underreported types of abuse in the United States. Like any other form of abuse, there is often a financial component to keep elders trapped in the relationship.
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Half of Americans Making More than $100K Don’t Have a Will

Among those who do not have an estate plan, 63% said that they have considered creating one in the past and 46% said they do not know how to start.
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Should You Update Your Estate Plan?

Frequent triggers also include changes in the health of executors and guardians; changes in laws, which may impact tax and legal strategies; and changes in state residence, which can also impact planning.
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What Is Cause of Death in Half of Seniors?

As awareness of dementia has grown, a startling fact has come to light: Nearly half of all older adults — 47% — die with a diagnosis of that condition on their medical record, according to research out of the University of Michigan and published in JAMA Health Forum.
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What Is a Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney is a legal document with which a principal authorizes an agent to act on the principal’s behalf and for the principal’s benefit.
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How to Help Mom when She’s Near End of Life?

For those of us with aging parents or other loved ones, there are some important things to consider.
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Tips on Finding the Right In-Home Aide

As you age, you may need help to take care of your health but want to live independently in your home.
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Options When You Can’t Live on Your Own

Here are a few options to consider when you can no longer live alone.
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Why Is Communication Important in Estate Planning?

For most families, the estate planning process is more involved than simply naming beneficiaries. While the primary goal of estate planning is transferring assets in an orderly and tax-efficient manner, it’s just as important to focus on preserving wealth across generations.
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Union, NJ 07083

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73 Mt. View Blvd., Wayne, NJ 07470
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Hackensack, NJ 07601

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