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  1. Why You Might Want to go through probate

    Should You Avoid Probate? Why You Might Want To Go Through Probate Avoiding probate is a common goal for individuals deciding how they want their money and property to be handled when they pass. It is a worthy one and is regularly promoted by estate planning attorneys across the nation. However, probate is not an […]

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  2. Understanding the Probate Process

    Understanding the Probate Process With or Without a Will Most people have heard of the probate process, which takes place in probate court. And, they know that it is something that happens after someone passes away. Unfortunately, fewer people know that it can be a long and complicated process. It can sometimes take months, or […]

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  3. What is the Probate Process?

    What is the Probate Process? What is probate anyway? Probate is the legal process for authenticating a deceased person’s will, reviewing their assets, paying their outstanding debts and taxes, and distributing what remains to their inheritors. After an asset-holder dies, the court will appoint a valid will’s executor to administer the probate process. In the […]

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  4. Estate Planning vs. Elder Law

    Estate Planning and Elder Law What’s the Difference? As you start to plan for your future, both in terms of financial affairs and health care needs, you may wonder what estate planning and elder law entail. How do they differ? Estate planning and elder law also have some similarities. Even though these two types of […]

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  5. Avoiding the Medicaid Penalty

    Avoiding the Medicaid Penalty Individuals must meet the threshold requirements of limited income and assets to receive federal assistance through the Medicaid program for nursing home care, assisted living, in-home care, or adult foster care. As a result of these rules, many candidates give away their money and resources to qualify. However, there is a […]

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  6. Qualifying for Medicaid

    Qualifying for Medicaid: Avoiding the Five Year Look Back Penalty Period Nearly everyone will need long-term care at some point in their lives, so planning is vital. While we cannot predict the timing or level of care, we can take steps to prepare for an unexpected medical and financial crisis to help reduce the stress […]

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  7. Oh the Places you will go Webinar

    Did you just turn 18? Are you the parent of a child who turned 18 or is already 18 or older? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you need to check out The Happy Lawyer’s latest webinar. You will learn what estate planning documents young adults need AND why they need these […]

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  8. HIPAA: An Overview for Young Adults

    Why Young Adults Need HIPAA The Federal Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA for short) protects private medical information from being released without a patient’s consent. Do you know why young adults need a HIPAA once they turn eighteen? Don’t worry, we have you covered. This article will present an overview for young adults […]

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  9. Kids Going Away to College?

    Kids Going Away To College? Why You Should Include Estate Planning in the Preparation Are your kids going away to college? If so, you may have been running around for weeks, getting your new college student off to school. It’s exhilarating, and your heart likely is bursting at the seams. You’re probably prouder than words […]

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  10. Young Adult Estate Planning

    Old Enough to Vote? Old Enough to do Estate Planning If you are a young adult, you need estate planning. Yes, I am talking to you, high school graduate. You see, when you turned eighteen, you became an adult. And as an adult, you are now responsible for making your own decisions. So, you need […]

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