What You Need to Know about Using Trusts in Your Estate Plan

  • 2 June 2017
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What You Need to Know about Using Trusts in Your Estate Plan
Early forms of the trust arrangement go back as far as Ancient Israel and the Roman Empire! Modern trust approaches have been used for hundreds of years and remain an important part of contemporary estate planning. At its simplest, a trust is a legal relationship in which a person’s...

How to Hire an Elder Law Attorney

  • 24 May 2017
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How to Hire an Elder Law Attorney
Once you’ve decided to hire an attorney who specializes in elder law, what then? Finding the right one can feel daunting! Where do I start? What questions should I ask? How will I know when I’ve found someone who’s a good fit for me and my situation? Unless there are special...

Who Needs a Legal Life Plan?

  • 17 May 2017
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Who Needs a Legal Life Plan?
When it comes to a Legal Life PlanTM, everyone should have one (and we've covered the why pretty extensively). But there are some people whose needs are more pressing than others, and we're going to talk about those. Parents with Young Children/Children with Special Needs When it...

Everything You Need to Know about Elder Law

  • 11 May 2017
  • Author: IEP Team
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Everything You Need to Know about Elder Law
We're often asked, “What is an elder law attorney?” or “What is elder law?” If you don’t know, don’t feel bad. If you do know, you should get points in a game of Trivial Pursuit. Elder law is not a single substantive area of the law such as contracts or...

Conservatorship & How to Avoid It

Another government default you don't want

  • 6 April 2017
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Conservatorship & How to Avoid It
A Conservator is a court-appointed individual who manages the financial affairs on behalf of a protected person. This protected person could be a minor, a developmentally delayed individual who doesn't have the capacity to manage his/her own affairs, or someone who has suffered an injury or...
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