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moving elderly parents

How to: Pass My Home to My Only Child

I am a single retired parent to an adult daughter, who is an only child. The home I currently reside for the last 26 years still has a mortgage and the deed is in my name only. I have a will that states everything is left to my daughter, and then to my grandson, if she proceeds me in death. Should my daughter be added to the deed?

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Why Trusts Make Sense

Done right by a lawyer, your heirs can avoid the expense and time of probating your will and may save on estate taxes, while easing the administration of your affairs while alive and after you have gone.

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super-ager's mind

Are You a ‘Super-Ager’?

When people talk about “aging gracefully,” they’re usually referring to physical appearance. However, you can also have a gracefully aging mind.”

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What Is an Ethical Will?

My colleague’s father recently got infected with the coronavirus and had to be rushed to the hospital. The move was abrupt and hectic, and left no time for any deep conversation with his wife and family as he was being taken out to the ambulance.

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last will and testament

Estate Planning Roles: Executor, rustee, agent

Has a family member or close friend asked you to serve as their executor, trustee or power of attorney? If you accepted the responsibility, do you know what this entails? Have you been given a copy of the documents you were named under? Do you know when you would begin serving in these roles? These are all important questions to ask or consider.

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