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Can a Nursing Home Take Your Stimulus Check?

By Eric Millhorn |

As part of the CARES Act, Congress provided an economic stimulus payment of $1,200 for most adults. This money is designed to help people during the economic downturn and to stimulate the economy. There was no minimum gross income to qualify, so many elderly should have received a check. If the government has someone’s… Read More »

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3 Myths about Estate Planning

By Eric Millhorn |

For many people, creating an estate plan is something they never think of doing. To them, it is only something that only the very wealthy have to worry about, or they believe that a simple “do it yourself” will template they find online is adequate. In truth, almost anybody would benefit from creating a… Read More »

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Dividing an Inheritance

By Eric Millhorn |

Many people inherit a parent’s estate equally with their siblings. This often creates problems, especially when the estate has non-liquid assets, such as real estate. Dividing an estate equally between children is a popular move for many parents. For example, there might be three siblings, and the will leaves each a third. Or there… Read More »

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New Scams to Watch Out For

By Eric Millhorn |

Scammers often prey on senior citizens, believing them to be easy targets. There are many reasons for this. Some seniors live alone and might be emotionally vulnerable. As we age, many seniors also struggle with remembering details, so it might be easier to confuse someone. Some seniors also have more disposable income than, say,… Read More »

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Tending to Your Mental Health During the Pandemic

By Eric Millhorn |

For many seniors, isolation is a serious problem at any time of the year. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic, however, has worsened the effects of isolation. Because seniors are the group most at risk of the novel coronavirus, many have limited seeing their families and postponed trips. Consequently, they could be feeling intense isolation. Below,… Read More »

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Is a Post-Marital Agreement Right for You?

By Eric Millhorn |

Many people entering their second or third marriages do not view a pre-marital or post-marital agreement as a necessary part of an estate plan. Yet, those with blended families must understand how divorce and death will impact their children. If you have already taken a trip down the aisle, it is too late for… Read More »

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What Makes a Good Trustee?

By Eric Millhorn |

The person who administers a trust is called a “trustee.” This person will have enormous power, so it is important to choose someone who is well qualified for the job. With many inter vivos trusts, the person creating the trust serves as its trustee. But in some situations, it makes more sense to name… Read More »

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The Older Americans Act is Expanding

By Eric Millhorn |

President Trump recently reauthorized the Older Americans Act (OAA) in low key fashion, an event unfortunately overshadowed by recent events involving the coronavirus pandemic. The OAA is a significant piece of legislation that many seniors know little about even when they benefit from it. The recent authorization also changed some of the OAA’s provisions,… Read More »

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Dispensing with Myths about Elder Law

By Eric Millhorn |

As established elder law attorneys in The Villages, we have heard many myths about this area of law. Unfortunately, some of this misinformation prevents people from seeking out legal help when it would be most beneficial. Below we want to set the record straight on elder law and highlight why now might be a… Read More »

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A Closer Look at Living Wills

By Eric Millhorn |

A living will is one type of advance directive that makes up part of a complete estate plan. With this document, a client can decide ahead of time what kind of lifesaving treatment he or she wants in the event of incapacity. Many clients are grateful for the control that a living will provides… Read More »

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