Effective Estate Planning

Effective Estate Planning

By Leon Kelly Owning property, whether real, intellectual, or personal, is a human right. As a matter of record, the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution states that no person should “be deprived of … property, without due process.” However, the owners of any of the aforementioned property that makes...

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Sexual Abuse In Nursing Homes

Sexual Abuse In Nursing Homes

In February 2017, CNN released an investigative report by Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken entitled, “Sick, Dying and Raped in America’s Nursing Homes.” The report started with this chilling sentence: “You prepare for a phone call your mother has passed. You don’t prepare for a phone call ...

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Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Are Very Real

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Are Very Real

The United States Census Bureau estimates that within three decades those persons age sixty-five or older will make up 20% of the population, i.e., an estimated 60 million persons. As the “baby boomer” population ages, more people will reside in nursing homes. So the problem of nursing h...

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Important Information about Bed Sore Injury Cases

Important Information about Bed Sore Injury Cases

Long-term residents of nursing homes often fall prey to various complications related to a sedentary lifestyle. Their personal health status will often be the defining factor when activity and movement are considered by medical staff. Some of these living situations, however, are less than adequate....

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Choosing a Nursing Home

Choosing a Nursing Home

A nursing home, also known as a skilled nursing facility, provides a wide range of health and personal care services. These services typically include nursing care, 24-hour supervision, three meals a day, and assistance with everyday activities. Rehabilitation services, such as physical, occupationa...

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Understanding Pre-Planning

Understanding Pre-Planning

Before you can become familiar with estate planning, it’s imperative to understand the concept of an estate. Consider everything you own, including your car, home, bank accounts, and even personal possessions. Your estate consists of everything that is legally yours.  When you’re gone, it is in your...

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Donating to Charity

Donating to Charity

Do you have a cause about which you are passionate? Consider donating a portion of your assets to an organization so its operation can continue growing with your financial gift. When preparing your will with your attorney, stress your interest in making a lasting impression on a charity in which you...

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Why Consider Life Insurance?

Why Consider Life Insurance?

Life insurance is an important policy to have when pre-planning your estate. Chances are, you will have remaining debts and taxes to be paid after death. A qualified policy can help alleviate the financial strain of an emotional family that will already be suffering your loss. If you’re still on the...

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A Living Trust or Will?

A Living Trust or Will?

When estate pre-planning, most Americans are familiar with the importance of having a last will and testament. Did you know that without naming a revocable living trust, your family may experience the dreaded-probate process? According to the American Association of Retired Persons, probate is the l...

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