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Read more on the complicated issues related to estate planning that Alatsas Law Firm believes are pertinent to anyone considering or already planning their finance’s future

Things to Know About the Differences Between Wills and Trusts

Wills and trusts have specific and quite different benefits for estate planning purposes. Each state has specific laws and regulations governing these legal documents. You can have both a will and a trust; however, the information in each should compliment the other. As a standalone, it is not accurate to say one is better than […]

The Changing Face of Telemedicine in 2020

Telemedicine is the digital information distribution of healthcare-related services. Not long-ago telemedicine was an innovative practice, primarily a supplement to hospitals’ information strategy managing patient care and their data more efficiently. During the coronavirus pandemic and its associated urgent healthcare needs, hospitals and medical offices are making telehealth capabilities more available than ever before. Long-distance […]

Baby Boomers in the 2020s

The baby boom generation is comprised of those Americans born 1946-1964, and according to the US Census Bureau (Bureau of Census), their numbers are estimated to be 73 million strong. This number represents nearly 20 percent of the American public. As they enter their 60, 70, and 80th decades, their influence will help to guide […]

How Does Divorce Impact Medicaid?

Harry and Wanda got married late in life. This was their second marriage, and both had children from the prior marriages. The couple wanted their children to inherit from their respective parents, so Harry and Wanda signed a prenuptial agreement to keep their property clearly separated. Unfortunately, Harry was then diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Medical bills […]

Does Your Estate Plan Warrant More Than Just A Will?

    Roughly half of all Americans don’t have a will, so if you’ve already taken this vital step to protect your assets and successors then congratulations are in order – you’re already ahead of the curve. While a will is a necessary document that every person who owns assets should have, it is still […]

Baby Boomers Wield the Most Financial Power of Any Living Generation

The baby boom generation is comprised of those Americans born 1946-1964, and according to the US Census Bureau (Bureau of Census), their numbers are estimated to be 73 million strong. This number represents nearly 20 percent of the American public. As they enter their 60, 70, and 80th decades, their influence will help to guide […]

Why It Is Important to Routinely Check Your Estate Plan

You should check your estate planning documents every so often, to make sure they’re still good, especially with big life changes like births, marriages, divorces, and moving to another state. Children grow up, marriages dissolve, property gets sold, residences change. That’s why we recommend that you consult us for an estate-plan check-up every five years […]

Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s You Should Know

Identifying early signs of dementia may result in the best opportunities for treatment, support and planning for the future. There are signs an individual and the loved ones can look for that can help individuals and family members recognize the beginnings of dementia. If you have concerns about any of the following possibilities, encourage your […]

Keep Up-to-Date with Senior living trends in 2020

Health Dimensions Group (HDG ) has released its list for 2020 entitled “Top Trends in Aging Services: Preparing for Historic Changes.” As the silver tsunami of baby boomers continues to enter the senior living and care organizations markets, the general response has been uncertainty as to how to meet changing and varied senior needs while […]

Special Technology for Dementia Patients

The increasing number of seniors and near-seniors experiencing dementia in the United States is on a rapid rise, and these individuals bring with them a rising need for special technology, as well. A hallmark of cognitive decline is a long pre-clinical phase followed by an actual medical diagnosis that progresses from early to middle and […]