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What is a Living Will and How Does It Work?

What is a Living Will and How Does It Work?

What is a Living Will and How Does It Work? A living will (also known as a Health Care Directive or Advance Directive) is a legal document that allows you to indicate to doctors things you do or don't want to be done when you are at the end of your life. Specifically,...

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Aid & Attendance – A Little-Known VA Benefit

Aid & Attendance – A Little-Known VA Benefit

Long-term care can be complicated and confusing.  One way to help pay for long-term care is Aid & Attendance, which is a VA benefit available to certain veterans and their spouses. What does Aid & Attendance provide for veterans? Aid & Attendance provides...

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Medicaid for Long-Term Care

Medicaid for Long-Term Care

What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? Medicare is the government program that most adults age 65 and older use to pay for some medical care, including visits to the doctor and hospital and prescription drugs.  Medicare typically only pays for 30-90...

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Wills Versus Trusts

There is a lot of confusion regarding Wills and Trusts. Is one better than the other? How can you avoid probate? Can you have a Will with a Trust? Can you have a Trust with a Will? Do you need both?  Let’s start off by discussing what each document is.A...

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Why Wills Are Essential

There is a lot of confusion about what happens legally when a person passes away.  Some common questions I hear are:  Do you need a Will?  What does a Will do?  Does a Will help you avoid probate?  What is probate?  Does the state get all of my assets?   It is...

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Additional Resources

A Few Other Resources We’ve Created for Our Customers

Critical Information List

A worksheet to list your different assets, debts, and important documents to help guide your family after you become incapacitated or pass away

Estate Planning Questionnaire

This is a worksheet to get you thinking about your estate plan.

Death Notification Checklist

A guide to walk you through what steps to take after a loved one passes away

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