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5 Common Legal Issues That Caregivers Face
There are several reasons why adequate legal planning is crucial, but one that I’ll focus on today is that too often, seniors are victims of financial abuse.  Unfortunately, people become more vulnerable with age and many families fail to address the necessary preparations until it is too late. This results in sticky legal situations for family caregivers. Below are a few common legal troubles caregivers may face. Issues with Power of Attorney Designating someone to act as your surrogate decision maker through a Power of...

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What are the Steps Involved with the Probate Process?
Probate is the process involved in passing a deceased person’s property to their heirs or beneficiaries named in the decedent’s will.  The court process differs from state to state.  Generally, the following steps are included: Filing the will and petition with the probate court appointing an executor or personal representative. You will need to find out everything the deceased owned so you can file an Inventory (list) with the court. Any bills or bequests should be paid from a...

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The Importance of Hiring an Elder Law Attorney for Probate
An Elder Law Attorney helps the executor of the estate manage the probate process. In other words, I help deal with the legal issues as they arise after an individual passes. An Elder Law Attorney can help to minimize family conflicts Probate can be a period of major clashes in families, particularly when the terms of a Will are less favourable than one or more beneficiaries may wish. I can decrease these pressures and make a smoother probate process for everyone...

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Assistance Provided By a Probate Attorney to a Personal Representative
When someone dies, the estate of the decedent typically has to go through a legal process known as probate. If the decedent has left behind a Last Will and Testament, the individual named as the Personal Representative in the Will is the person who is responsible for overseeing the estate throughout the probate process. If someone fails to have a will, the State of WI names your beneficiaries and the estate goes through probate. Ideally, a Testator/Testatrix, i.e. a...

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