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Orange City Estate Planning Blog

What is a Life Estate?

Chances are, your home is full to the brim with cherished memories of family and friends. But, as you get older, you may start wondering what exactly will happen to your home when you pass away. Fortunately, a life estate can take away the uncertainty of this thought by legally assigning an heir to receive your property without interference from court proceedings.

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Why are Trusts a Good Idea?

Whether you are trying to protect your assets from possible creditors, prevent young heirs from spending their inheritance or minimize estate taxes, there is likely a trust for you.

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Are Seniors Missing Out on Important Benefits?

Millions of older adults are having trouble making ends meet, especially during these inflationary times. Yet many don’t realize help is available. Some notable programs that offer financial assistance are underused.

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What Can Happen When You are Asked to Sign a Nursing Home Agreement?

The services provided by a skilled nursing facility are very important. They are also very expensive. The person who arrives at an elder law office with a bill from a nursing home for $19,400—$646.66 per day—is often the same person who signed an electronic version of an admissions form without knowing what would happen. This…

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Can I Retire in a Bear Market?

It is a longtime investor’s worst fear: retiring into a bear market. A downturn in stocks can be a blessing in disguise when you are still working and saving for retirement, because you are able to buy shares ‘on sale.’

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