Lamkin Elder Law http://lamkinelderlaw.com Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:00:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 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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Ten Ways to Prepare for a Successful Retirement http://lamkinelderlaw.com/ten-ways-prepare-successful-retirement/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/ten-ways-prepare-successful-retirement/#respond Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:57:18 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=618 There is no better time than the present to start planning for your future. Although it can be confusing and stressful, with patience and discipline you can achieve a successful retirement plan. You cannot depend on Social Security or a company pension plan alone. The following list of things to consider will benefit you if […]

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Ways to Help Beat the Loneliness of Your Aging Parents http://lamkinelderlaw.com/ways-help-beat-loneliness-aging-parents/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/ways-help-beat-loneliness-aging-parents/#respond Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:00:13 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=611 More than likely you have plans for what you are going to do tonight, tomorrow, the weekend, and even maybe a vacation a few months off. Do your parents? As your parents aged, they may have drawn away from social groups and friends they once had. They will spend their days watching TV or reading […]

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What Will Retirement Mean for You? http://lamkinelderlaw.com/will-retirement-mean/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/will-retirement-mean/#respond Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:17 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=606 No longer do people think of retirement as a time to rest and do nothing. Many people plan to work well into their 70s, seeing retirement as an opportunity to change careers and do something that they truly love doing. Whether it is turning a hobby into a part-time business or choosing to work to […]

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Is It Time for You to Review Your Will? http://lamkinelderlaw.com/time-review-will/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/time-review-will/#respond Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:00:11 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=603 Many people believe that once they have executed their Will, they need give it no further consideration. Nothing could be further from the truth. People need to make sure their Wills are current and relevant to the circumstances of their lives as those circumstances change. People need to be active participants in this process as […]

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What to Know Before You Withdraw Your Retirement Funds http://lamkinelderlaw.com/know-withdraw-retirement-funds/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/know-withdraw-retirement-funds/#respond Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:18:45 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=596 The longer you live, the more situations you will encounter where cash would certainly come in handy. Whether you face significant medical expenses, incur debt in an upside-down mortgage, or simply could use more liquidity in terms of assets to help yourself or your family, you may be contemplating what would formerly have been unthinkable: […]

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Elder Scam Artists – How to Beat Them at Their Own Game – Part 2 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/elder-scam-artists-beat-game-part-2/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/elder-scam-artists-beat-game-part-2/#respond Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:00:19 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=590 According to the FBI, senior citizens are one of the most vulnerable groups of people targeted by scam artists. Over the past year, there have been thousands of cases of fraud against elderly adults. Some of these schemes include healthcare fraud, counterfeit prescription drugs, funeral and cemetery fraud, fraudulent anti-aging products, telemarketing fraud, Internet fraud, […]

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Elder Scam Artists – How to Beat Them at Their Own Game – Part 1 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/elder-scam-artists-beat-game-part-1/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/elder-scam-artists-beat-game-part-1/#respond Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:00:40 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=587 No matter what age, all people are somewhat vulnerable to expert scam artists. They prey on desires and fears, and try to trick people into giving them personal information. Most people, however, have a healthy enough dose of skepticism to filter out scams. Elderly people, on the other hand, are more vulnerable to scam artists. […]

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Deciding on a Retirement Plan http://lamkinelderlaw.com/deciding-retirement-plan/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/deciding-retirement-plan/#respond Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:00:57 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=583 For those who are beginning to think about their financial futures, researching retirement plans can be a stressful and confusing process. However, with just a little research and the guidance of an advisor, starting a retirement plan can be easier than most people think. Several different programs provide tax advantages to both employees and employers, […]

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