October 2019 Archives

The importance of planning ahead after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis

If you have a family member who has been newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you likely have witnessed its impact on your family. A diagnosis can spur a range of emotions, including confusion, anger, denial, fear and sadness. The cognitive symptoms of the disease are heart-wrenching and devastating.

How to prevent an adult child from wasting his or her inheritance

As a parent, you will always love your children. However, your children have grown into adults. They lead their own lives and must be accountable for their own actions. While some children develop into financially savvy adults, not every child does. Although you may want to leave your wealth to your children, you may have concerns about the most responsible way to do so.

What makes a will valid in New York?

Because of the general importance of an estate plan and a will to an estate plan, it is essential that a will is valid and that the estate planner is familiar with the requirements for a will to be valid. As such, estate planners should ensure they are familiar with how to draft and properly execute a valid will.

The importance of Medicaid benefits

Medicaid benefits can be important for many families and older Americans. Medicaid is a federally mandated healthcare system for low-income Americans that is administered by the states. Medicaid is also funded by both the federal government and state governments. As of March 2018, greater than 67 million people were enrolled in Medicaid.

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