Celebrities as role models.  That concept drives the sales of billions of dollars of print, television, movies, and online media.  For better or worse, we keep an eye on what celebrities do … and then (depending on what they do) either try to do the same or tell ourselves “I would NEVER do that!”  When…

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No one wants to think about a time when we might not be here.  And that is especially true for those of us who have minor children.  There is no one in the world who can take care of our children as well as we can (right?), and the thought that our kids might have…

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Thank you from The Shore Elder Law Firm

Part of my job as an elder law and estate planning attorney is to help my clients make important decisions about what will happen to their assets, and who in their lives will accept the challenges of helping my clients with their finances and health care matters, both while they are living and after they…

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In the past few weeks, I have had two trustee-clients ask me the same question:  “What was the point of all of the planning if I still have to deal with all of this drama from my sibling [or child] now that my parent has passed away?  Wasn’t Mom/Dad’s Trust supposed to avoid all of…

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A large part of our practice is educating our clients and their families about long term care opportunities, helping them access the care most appropriate for their needs, and then helping them figure out how to pay for that care.  For many clients, the answer to “how do I pay?” is the Medicaid program, known…

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I am a big fan of “DIY” (doing it yourself) in certain situations.  Home renovations and decorating, for example.  Heck, there is a whole TV network dedicated to people fixing up their homes by themselves, filled with videos and step-by-step instructions.  But you may have noticed that there is no TV network dedicated to DIY…

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Over my years of being an elder law attorney, I have learned many valuable life lessons from my clients.  One of them is that people age in different ways.  I have learned that there are some really old 65 year olds, and some incredibly young 80, 90, and yes, 100 year olds.  Yes, a lot…

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