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Where to Keep Your Will?

You’ve finally taken the time to get your Last Will and Testament done, ensuring some security for your family in the future.  Now, what do you do with your will?  You have several options for keeping your will safe: Check with your local probate court to see if they have a secure location for you to keep your will – …

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The Importance of Having a Will

picture of Last Will and Testament envelope

No one wants to think about their own mortality, but for the sake of those you love, every person should have a Last Will and Testament to give clear and concise directions regarding the care of children and the distribution of your property.  Without a will, there are laws that automatically apply to determine what happens to all of your …

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Home Ownership During Family Changes – Part 4

picture of Last Will and Testament envelope

For most people, the American dream includes owning your own home. However, family changes can affect home ownership, and should be considered by present or prospective home owners. As part of this multi-part series, we will explore how changes in life, such as marriage, divorce, aging and death, can affect home ownership. HOME OWNERSHIP AND DEATH Many people plan for …

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Home Ownership During Family Changes – Part 3

An elderly couples sits at a table in front of a house

For most people, the American dream includes owning your own home. However, family changes can affect home ownership, and should be considered by present or prospective home owners. As part of this multi-part series, we will explore how changes in life, such as marriage, divorce, aging and death, can affect home ownership. PART 3 – HOME OWNERSHIP AND AGING Home …

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Home Ownership During Family Changes – Part 2

Picture of a home divided in half because of divorce

For most people, the American dream includes owning your own home. However, family changes can affect home ownership, and should be considered by present or prospective home owners. As part of this multi-part series, we will explore how changes in life, such as marriage, divorce, aging and death, can affect home ownership. HOME OWNERSHIP AND DIVORCE Divorce is a difficult …

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Home Ownership During Family Changes – Part 1

A young couple sits on a sofa surrounded by boxes and enjoys their new home

For most people, the American dream includes owning your own home. However, family changes can affect home ownership, and should be considered by present or prospective home owners. As part of this multi-part series, we will explore how changes in life, such as marriage, divorce, aging and death, can affect home ownership. MARRIAGE AND HOME OWNERSHIP In today’s society, couples …

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When is it too late to sign a will?

Aged Hand With Nurse Hand

Our office gets a lot of calls from people who have a loved one, usually a parent, whose health has significantly declined and they realize that the person never signed a Last Will and Testament.  The call usually comes after a close call, a fall, a stroke or a heart attack.  Unfortunately, in many cases, it is too late to …

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Did Mom lose her keys again?

Working with Mom

Forgetfulness happens to us all, but sometimes it’s a sign of something more. If you think your parent, spouse or friend is exhibiting signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s, then it may be time to have an evaluation done. Once a person’s mental status deteriorates to the point that they are no longer able to make their own personal or financial …

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