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Understand Estate Planning and Probate Elder Law Attorneys Can Help

Understand Estate Planning and Probate Elder Law Attorneys Can Help

Estate planning means much more than preparing a Last Will and Testament or tax planning for the disposition of your assets upon your death. Estate planning is the process of accumulating and disposing of an estate to maximize the goals of the estate owner. Th­e goals of estate planning typically include making sure the greatest amount of the estate passes to intended beneficiaries, often including paying the least amount of taxes. Estate planning must also provide for administration and protection of […]

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Protect Your Assets–Elect Non-crisis Planning for you or your Loved One

Protect Your Assets–Elect Non-crisis Planning for you or your Loved One
by Susan Piette Are you getting older? Are your parents? Do you and/or they have a plan? Consider Joe and Helen. They met just after he was discharged from the Army. They married, raised two[...]

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Prepare Legal Documents–Advance Directives that Put your Affairs in Order

Prepare Legal Documents–Advance Directives that Put your Affairs in Order
Advance directives (living wills, powers of attorneys, and health care proxies) are legal documents that express an individual’s wishes with regard to medical decisions. They are intended to provide[...]

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Elder Law Changes

Elder Law Changes
know the laws and the numbers Beginning in 2014, there were some changes to a variety of laws that may interest elders and their loved ones. The following updated laws are particularly relevant for[...]

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Power of Attorney–An Important Document for You

Power of Attorney–An Important Document for You
By E. Garrett Gummer, III, Esquire (CELA) While your will lets you appoint the person, your executor, who will be responsible for the disposition of your assets after death, a durable power of[...]

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FILIAL SUPPORT ACT

By E. Garrett Gummer, III, Esquire (CELA)  The Pennsylvania Filial Support Act permits an indigent person or any agency involved in the care of the indigent person, such as a nursing home, to make[...]

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People on the Move – Evan H. Farr

Certified Elder Law Attorney Evan H. Farr of The Law Firm of Evan H. Farr, P.C. , an Elder Law and Estate Planning firm based in Fairfax, was recently honored as one of 2012’s “Leaders in the[...]

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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month

Elder and Special Needs Law Attorneys Across the Country Educate People with Disabilities and Their Families on Legal Options This October The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), a[...]

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People on the Move – Sheri R. Abrams

Sheri R. Abrams has been named a partner in the Falls Church Virginia Law Firm of Needham Mitnick & Pollack.  Ms. Abrams joined Needham Mitnick & Pollack in January 2010 as “of counsel”[...]

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