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Protections from Spousal Impoverishment

There are laws that were put in place to protect married couples’ savings from being depleted when using Medicaid. These protections prevent husbands and wives from bankrupting themselves trying to fund care for their loved ones. They originally required states…

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How Does COLA Affect Social Security Benefits?

The federal government evaluation tool which calculates the Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) is flawed according to an analysis by the non-partisan advocacy group called The Senior Citizens League (TSCL).  The decrease in social security benefit monies that are paid to seniors…

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A Trust Has Many Benefits

Trusts are not exclusive to the wealthy, anyone can benefit from setting up a trust. Do you want to keep your affairs private and stay out of probate court? Maybe you have stepchildren? Do you want to leave money to…

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Undue Influence Over a Will-Maker

Incidents of what attorneys deem "undue influence" on the elderly constitute elder abuse. It disrupts the older persons' impulse to provide for loved ones and instead leaves assets to the manipulator. Often, family members do not find out about a…

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