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Warning Signs of Financial Elder Abuse

Protecting your aging parents is not an easy task. Not only are they susceptible to physical harm as they lose mobility and mental sharpness, but they are also at risk for financial harm. This often takes the form of financial abuse, or someone else exploiting them for their own financial gain. If you are trying  … Read more

Is It Your Turn To Care?

For those of us with aging loved ones, particularly aging parents, there comes a time when it’s our turn to care. From health and wellness concerns to financial decisions and questions regarding one’s estate, it’s important to weigh in on these matters before they become urgent. Thus, while some loved ones age well at home,  … Read more

Shielding Your Assets

For business owners and other professionals, there are a number of vulnerabilities associated with taking responsibility for others and participating in various transactions in their respective fields. From medical malpractice to lawsuits stemming from business disputes, injuries sustained on personal property or liability involving misconduct, those conducting business or providing a service can benefit from  … Read more

Are You Eligible For Aid And Attendance?

Though not as well known as other military benefit programs, Aid And Attendance is of great value for qualified veterans that are able to receive a VA pension. The idea behind the program is to provide financial assistance (in addition to a primary VA pension) to veterans and survivors that require daily help from another  … Read more

Aging Successfully—Will Your Support Network Look Out for Your Interests?

On television, childless older adults can be portrayed as carefree people, living without demands from dependents. In reality, having no children—or having relatives who aren’t available or reliable enough to handle your affairs—can leave you and your estate vulnerable if you become incapacitated. For this reason, one of your most crucial activities in life will  … Read more

A Revocable Living Trust Versus A Will: Differences You Should Know About

While both revocable living trusts and wills allow individuals to name beneficiaries for their property or estate, they serve different purposes. As an estate-planning tool, a revocable living trust is a document that can be changed according to one’s wishes or circumstances while he/she is living. Yet, they are mostly used to avoid the need  … Read more

Plan Ahead to Beat Probate!

Probate is one of those words that people don’t typically understand until they’re in the middle of it. Probate is the process that happens in the courts after someone dies. It determines the legality of a will, who the legal heirs are, and how to pay the decedent’s remaining debts and taxes. If you’re the  … Read more

Guardianship: No Matter Your Age, Document Your Wishes Now

When the Unexpected Happens Most people assume wills, a Power of Attorney and a Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care are legal documents to be dealt with in middle age or later. People in their twenties rarely have these documents – often because they are too busy living. However, one family found out how critical  … Read more

What Does Elder Abuse Look Like?

Taking several forms, elder abuse continues to be undetected and underreported across the United States, including Georgia. Yet, because it typically involves intentional cruelty towards at-risk adults, it is important to understand what elder abuse looks like and what to do if your loved one or family member is being exploited. Perhaps you’ve noticed that  … Read more