Lamkin Elder Law http://lamkinelderlaw.com Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:00:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Care Management for Your Aging Parents http://lamkinelderlaw.com/care-management-aging-parents/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/care-management-aging-parents/#respond Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:00:30 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=745 Often, the responsibility of caring for aging parents falls on the adult children. Many times, only one sibling accepts the responsibility, even though there are other siblings in the family. As the parent’s health further declines, the adult child must also maintain the parent’s finances, pay the bills, and be the parent’s main source of […]

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10 Easy Ways to Help Protect Your Aging Parents http://lamkinelderlaw.com/10-easy-ways-help-protect-aging-parents/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/10-easy-ways-help-protect-aging-parents/#respond Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:00:05 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=741 Many adult children feel helpless as their parents age. Caring for an elderly parent can be both time-consuming and expensive. However, there are a few simple and cheap things that people can do to keep aging parents safe. 1. Keep floors and walkways clear. Many elderly people have trouble picking up things from the ground. […]

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5 Steps to Finding Happiness in Retirement http://lamkinelderlaw.com/5-steps-finding-happiness-retirement/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/5-steps-finding-happiness-retirement/#respond Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:00:06 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=738 Retirement is a major step in life. You switch from a life of routine to doing whatever you want, while depending only on yourself. Fortunately, the right moves can make this time liberating rather than scary. Here are five steps to finding happiness in your golden years. 1. Wait to Retire If you work longer, […]

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Keeping Seniors Safe While Driving http://lamkinelderlaw.com/keeping-seniors-safe-driving/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/keeping-seniors-safe-driving/#respond Wed, 11 Mar 2015 03:28:00 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=734 With more people living longer lives, there are now more seniors on the road who continue to use their vehicle for transportation. Approximately 35 million licensed drivers are over the age of 65, which is a 20% increase from the last decade. To ensure that your loved ones are still safe while driving and are […]

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5 Red Flags of Elder Financial Abuse by Relatives & Caregivers http://lamkinelderlaw.com/5-red-flags-elder-financial-abuse-relatives-caregivers/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/5-red-flags-elder-financial-abuse-relatives-caregivers/#respond Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:20:33 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=717 Many people know that seniors are susceptible to consumer fraud, telemarketing ploys, and internet scams, but fewer know that by far the biggest threat to an elderly person’s financial security is financial abuse by relatives, friends, and caregivers. In fact, the National Center on Elder Abuse has found that there are over 20,000 substantiated cases […]

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Six Considerations When Choosing a Legal Guardian for your Minor Children http://lamkinelderlaw.com/six-considerations-choosing-legal-guardian-minor-children/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/six-considerations-choosing-legal-guardian-minor-children/#respond Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:13:30 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=714 For the parents of minor children, one of the most important aspects of your will is naming a legal guardian for your kids in the event that you and your spouse are no longer able to care for them. While it can be extremely difficult to choose who will raise your children in an emergency, […]

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Is it Too Early to Start Estate Planning? http://lamkinelderlaw.com/early-start-estate-planning/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/early-start-estate-planning/#respond Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:58:39 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=710 As New York estate planning attorneys, it’s no surprise that we believe that it is never too early to begin planning your estate. We know all too well that life is filled with the unexpected, and far too many people pass on without having their personal affairs in order and their final wishes known. Estate […]

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New York Estate Planning & Funeral Planning http://lamkinelderlaw.com/new-york-estate-planning-funeral-planning/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/new-york-estate-planning-funeral-planning/#respond Fri, 20 Feb 2015 01:58:32 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=704 Even though your funeral plans and burial plans are not a vital part of your will and trust, planning for them are two important components of estate planning for both you and your family. Not only do you want your family to know your specific funeral wishes, you also want to make certain that you […]

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Why the Elderly Need to Beware of Reverse Mortgages http://lamkinelderlaw.com/elderly-need-beware-reverse-mortgages/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/elderly-need-beware-reverse-mortgages/#respond Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:21:06 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=697 When a person retires, it’s important that their financial needs are met. In essence, a reverse mortgage is intended to do just that. However, there are a few aspects of a reverse mortgage that the elderly should be aware of in advance. The following will take an in-depth look at exactly why people, especially senior […]

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Why You Need an Attorney to Create a Will http://lamkinelderlaw.com/need-attorney-create-will/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/need-attorney-create-will/#respond Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:17:30 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=695 If you have assets of any kind, having a legally recognized will is necessary to make sure your assets are distributed to the people you want to receive them after your death. If you die without a will, a court will be forced to decide who gets your assets. If this should happen, the people […]

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