Lamkin Elder Law http://lamkinelderlaw.com Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:00:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Reporting Elder Abuse in New York http://lamkinelderlaw.com/reporting-elder-abuse-new-york/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/reporting-elder-abuse-new-york/#respond Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:00:55 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=671 The extent to which older Americans are victims of elder abuse is difficult to accurately pinpoint. Estimates range between one million and two million for the number of people 65 years of age or older who have been abused or exploited, but the actual numbers are probably much higher. There is a shocking reason for […]

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Tips for Naming an Executor http://lamkinelderlaw.com/tips-naming-executor/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/tips-naming-executor/#respond Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:53 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=666 When you consider who to name as an executor of your will, keep in mind that the job of executor is very time-consuming and requires many difficult decisions in order to faithfully carry out the wishes of the deceased. The executor’s job starts upon the death of the decedent and ends once all of the […]

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Five Retirement Mistakes You Should Avoid http://lamkinelderlaw.com/five-retirement-mistakes-avoid/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/five-retirement-mistakes-avoid/#respond Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:00:51 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=659 When preparing to retire, the last thing you want is to face financial difficulties. While there is no one formula that can guarantee a happy, secure retirement, there are some common mistakes you should avoid so you don’t place your golden years in jeopardy. Waiting to Start Saving When you are just out of college […]

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Estate Planning Documents You Should Have http://lamkinelderlaw.com/estate-planning-documents/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/estate-planning-documents/#respond Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:03 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=654 Planning for death is an uncomfortable but necessary part of life. By planning ahead, family members and loved ones can move on after your death without worrying about financial issues. The purpose of estate planning is to decide what happens to a person, their belongings, property, and funds when they become incapacitated or die. Without […]

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Steps to Estate Planning http://lamkinelderlaw.com/steps-estate-planning/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/steps-estate-planning/#respond Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:00:38 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=650 Estate planning may seem like a morbid topic better left for another time. In all actuality, estate planning provides you the opportunity to plan ahead, prepare family members for the future, and be involved in how matters are handled after you are gone. The process of determining what will happen in the future can provide […]

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Estate Planning for a Second Family http://lamkinelderlaw.com/estate-planning-second-family/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/estate-planning-second-family/#respond Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:00:47 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=647 The purpose behind estate planning is to simplify a potentially complicated situation for family members. When a second family is involved, estate planning may be a bit more involved, but it is no less important. Several factors influence the best course of action to take when determining an estate plan for a second family. It […]

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The Importance of a Power of Attorney http://lamkinelderlaw.com/importance-power-attorney/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/importance-power-attorney/#respond Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:40:36 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=643 A power of attorney is a written document designed to allow someone of your choosing, an agent, to make legal decisions on your behalf in the event that you are incapacitated and unable to do so. Though establishing a power of attorney may seem like a project for a rainy day, there is no better […]

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Estate Planning for Peace of Mind http://lamkinelderlaw.com/estate-planning-peace-mind/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/estate-planning-peace-mind/#respond Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:00:30 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=635 During the course of adult life, there are occasions when we are called upon to serve a role in the disposition of matters relating to the estate of a person who has recently passed away. Although the prospect of facing the duties of Executor of an estate can seem overwhelming to many people, there are […]

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Estate Planning in Awkward Situations http://lamkinelderlaw.com/estate-planning-awkward-situations/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/estate-planning-awkward-situations/#respond Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:00:22 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=626 Estate planning provides the opportunity to ensure that certain family valuables will be divided among loved ones. This process deserves special attention even in straight-forward situations. When the distribution of an inheritance involves a blended or second family, the plan needs to be executed with even more care. Estate Planning for Two Families The key […]

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How to Discuss Estate Planning with Your Family http://lamkinelderlaw.com/discuss-estate-planning-family/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/discuss-estate-planning-family/#respond Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:00:11 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=623 Estate planning is often regarded as an issue better left untouched. Broaching the topic of death is understandably difficult for some people. Despite how it sounds, however, there are positives to discussing estate planning as a family. What Is Estate Planning? Generally speaking, an estate plan is a legal document outlining the distribution of money […]

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