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Some Restrictions Have Been Lifted, but Will Things Ever be “Normal”?

COVID-19 has changed the way we do business, has changed the way we live our everyday lives and has changed our plans for the near future. Everything from school, graduations, ...

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Alzheimers Planning

Has COVID-19 Had an Impact on Your Loved One’s Routine and Socialization? Incorporate Montessori Style Care in Your Home.

Boredom and Isolation are never a good mix for the person living with dementia and their caregiver. Throw in a global pandemic, and you may be facing quite a challenge. ...

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Estate Planning

Does Your Estate Plan Hold Up In a Global Pandemic?

 Emergencies and crisis can creep up on anyone. If you are not prepared, your family could bear a very heavy burden when handling your estate or financial affairs. Here are ...

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Estate Planning

How to Protect Your Will from Unhappy Family Members

Regularly updating your will does more than adjusting for life changes and modifications of the law – it helps to protect the will from contestation. Contestation is the often expensive, ...

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Estate Planning

What Happens to Your Pets if You Fall Ill or Get Injured?

 You cannot exactly leave your pet money in a will, but there are several things you can do to make sure they stay well cared for when you can no ...

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Turning the Negatives into Positives During Challenging Times

The coronavirus pandemic has led people to be confined home and has created economic instability. It is understandable to be overwhelmed by the state of the world at this time. ...

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Estate Planning

Take Your Power Back from COVID-19: Estate Planning Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Among the innovations of the late 20th and early 21st century is the 24-hour news cycle. Unfortunately, the amount of news available to us at all times of day means ...

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Estate Planning

Does My Living Will Language Affect My Treatment if I Get COVID-19?

Blog last updated on June 21, 2021. Based on recent news and the availability of vaccines, we may be able to assume that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is ...

Elder Law

National Health Care Decisions Day is Approaching

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is recognized on April 16 each year. Its purpose is to inspire, educate and empower the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care ...


What Can I Do When I Cannot Visit My Aging Loved One Due to COVID-19?

COVID-19 has changed all our lives in a dramatic way. Senior Living Communities are following the CDC recommendations and restricting all visitors, volunteers and any person considered non-essential. There are ...

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