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Before retirement boomers should revisit their estate plan

Over the course of the next decade, more and more baby boomers will be leaving the workforce to spend their retirement with their significant others. However, before these boomer couples head to the golf course, beach or airport to start spending their hard-earned money, they may want to set aside some time to review their estate plan.

Long-term care: sticker shock and available alternatives

Long-term care insurance: the very words summon up a range of emotions in families trying to make intelligent choices to plan for future care. It's a product whose value is so unpredictable that it's rather like a riddle for all concerned. How could something be at once notoriously expensive, yet also potentially a useful part of a prudent estate plan?

Baby Boomers Face Issues About Helping Elderly Parents

Old age isn't for "sissies," warned the legendary actress Betty Davis years ago. The financial downturn since 2007 has made those words truer than ever. And they have made  estate planning and elder law issues more and more important.

Role Reversal in the Care of Elderly Parents: Recognize the Issues

Role reversal in a parent-child relationship is never easy. For adult children who grew up in stable families, it can be a particularly tricky emotional change, having to give up the old image of parents who always take care of things.

New Form Seeks to Make End-of-Life Medical Choices Clearer

Far too often, patients in care facilities do not receive the type of end-of-life care that they really want. The problem is not merely that so many patients have waited until they have serious health issues before seeking to give voice to their preferences regarding medical treatment. That delay in elder law planning is indeed a problem -but so is the lack of a format for expressing end-of-life care preferences in hospitals, nursing homes, and other care facilities.

Massachusetts End-of-Life Care Issues Highlighted by State Panel

Getting an effective plan in place to address end-of-life care issues can be a big challenge when someone gets older. That is why, as elder law attorneys, we encourage clients to address long-term care, Medicaid planning, and other issues sooner rather than later.

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