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What to Do with Difficult Assets in Your Estate Plan

By Eric Millhorn |

When drafting an estate plan, most of our clients worry about who to leave their home to, as well as what they should do with cash in a savings account or investments like stocks and bonds. However, there are some assets that are very complicated to deal with in an estate plan. You might… Read More »

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Did Aretha Franklin Leave a Will?

By Eric Millhorn |

The Queen of Soul died way back in August 2018, but her estate is still being probated. The issue? We aren’t entirely sure whether Aretha Franklin left a valid will to dispose of her property. According to Yahoo, Franklin actually had three wills in existence at the time of death. Her family apparently believed… Read More »

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Estate Planning and Your Small Business

By Eric Millhorn |

You’ve worked hard to build your business, and the thought of leaving it to someone else could fill you with terror. However, failing to make plans for your succession could be disastrous. After your death, the business you worked so hard to grow could fall into the wrong hands and end up dissolving before… Read More »

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Financial Planner Who Scammed Elderly is Sent to Prison

By Eric Millhorn |

Some good news this week. Readers of our blog know that we frequently warn our readers to be on high alert for scams that target seniors. Many of these scams are perpetrated by fraudsters who prey on the elderly and get them to think that the scammer only has their best interest at heart…. Read More »

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Myths about Alzheimer’s Disease

By Eric Millhorn |

Almost 6 million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s disease, and the numbers could explode in the coming years. Although many people fear the disease, there is unfortunately a lot of inaccurate information floating around the web. This misinformation ends up hurting people by delaying a proper response to a diagnosis. According to WebMD, here are… Read More »

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What Happens to a Debt after Death?

By Eric Millhorn |

Many people die with debts. This shouldn’t be too surprising. If a person uses a credit card, then they probably will carry a balance when they die. There may be other loans, like personal loans or car loans. And many people need medical care to treat an end-of-life illness or injury. You can expect… Read More »

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Should You Put Your Child’s Name on Your Checking Account?

By Eric Millhorn |

As we age, many people find it harder to keep track of paying their bills and need assistance help so that they don’t forget anything. If you have children, then they are natural sources of support and can help make sure you pay all your bills in a timely manner. But should you put… Read More »

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What are the Best Apps for Seniors?

By Eric Millhorn |

Increasingly, those over age 65 are using smartphones and iPads, just like their younger peers. According to Pew, a little over 4 in 10 seniors have smartphones, but what are the best apps for them to have? Instead of being a distraction, apps can make life easier for seniors. Below, we list 7 of… Read More »

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Should a Senior Continue Driving?

By Eric Millhorn |

It’s a question everyone must ask of their elderly parents: when is it time to stop driving? Unfortunately, few seniors want to give up the freedom of being able to go wherever they want when they want, even if they increasingly are a risk to themselves and others. With the population aging, this is… Read More »

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Elder Law Frequently Asked Questions

By Eric Millhorn |

As experienced elder law attorneys in The Villages, we frequently receive questions from people in the community. These seniors call us because they are trying to handle a loved one’s estate or thinking about estate planning on their own. We are happy to meet with members of the public who have a legal question,… Read More »

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