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Grandparent Visitation Rights

The relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild can be one of great joy and importance for both grandparent and youngster. But sometimes an event such as a parent's death, divorce or estrangement can tear families apart and alter or...

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Your Will

Your will is a legally-binding statement directing who will receive your property at your death.  Why should you have a will? Here are some reasons.

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Elderlaw 101

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Every adult is assumed to be capable of making his or her own decisions unless a court determines otherwise. If an adult becomes incapable of making responsible decisions due to a mental disability, the court will appoint a substitute decision...

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Estate Taxation

Congress sets the amount that an individual can transfer tax-free either during life or at death. The current estate tax exemption is so high that very few estates will have to pay an estate tax. ...

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Trusts and SSI

Trusts designed to aid a person with special needs are commonly known as "special needs trusts."  There are three main types of special needs trusts: the first-party trust, the third-party trust, and the pooled trust. ...

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