Elder Law

Who Gets Copies of the Will?

Many movies and television shows have a scene where a family gathers around a big table after a relative has died to listen to the reading of the will. While this makes for a dramatic scene, one that may have been more common when literacy rates were lower, it doesn't...

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About two years ago I received a call from a gentleman who lived in a senior housing complex. He didn't remember how he got my name. He said he wanted to prepare a will, power of attorney and a living will and asked If I could help him. During the initial call, I...

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Are there benefits to reverse mortgages?

Reverse mortgages are, in essence, a loan. A homeowner who is 62 years old or older may be able to borrow against the value of their home through the use of a reverse mortgage. These funds can then be paid out to the homeowner in one of a few ways, like with a single...

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