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Four Steps to Take Right After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it is important to start planning immediately.

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What Is a Fiduciary and What Are the Obligations?

When you need someone else to care for money or property on your behalf, that person (or organization) is called a fiduciary. 

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Do You Have the Right Fiduciary?

When creating an estate plan, an important decision is who to name as your fiduciary...

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What Is Undue Influence?

Saying that there has been "undue influence" is often used as a reason to contest a will or estate plan, but what does it mean?

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Why You Need to Plan for Long-Term Care

Thinking about a time when you will need help taking care of yourself is not fun. That is why most people put off discussing long-term care until it can't be ignored.

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Book Review: Everyday Law for Seniors

Seniors confront many issues that require a basic understanding of   the law.

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Legal DIY Web Sites Are No Match for a Pro, Consumer Reports Concludes

After road testing three leading Web sites that help you create your own will, power of attorney, and other important legal docume...

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Advance Medical Directives? Now There's an App for That

The American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging has come up with the app My Health Care Wishes, which allows you to import and store your advance directive, along with other critical information, on your smartphone so that it’s there for medical decision-making anytime, anywhere. 

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