Divorce and Your Estate Plan

Probably the last thing anyone thinks about when they get a divorce is their estate plan. But it can be critically important to update your plan as soon as possible. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article failure to update beneficiaries can cause a variety of legal issues. The article points out that married… Read More »

What is a Living Trust Scam?

Unfortunately, while there are plenty of legitimate living trusts and elder law planning attorneys in Ohio who help put them together, far too many seniors across the country fall victim to scammers who intimidate and scare their victims into purchasing unnecessary or worthless trusts. If you put together a living trust, work directly with an… Read More »

Retirement Housing is Family Affair

A recent Baltimore Sun story detailed the rather unusual living arrangement of three older Americans living in the same apartment of their retirement community. The story explained how John and Pat Gross, ages 67 and 68, live with Pat’s mother at the Charlestown retirement Community in Cantonsville, MD. It’s not unusual for a couple to… Read More »

America’s Working Daughters in Crises

A recent article in The Atlantic focused on what it called a crises facing the many women in the United States who have become the primary care givers for their aging parents. The article pointed out that while many might see the headline as slightly sexist, the reality was that in over 80% of the… Read More »

How to Wisely Invest a Big Inheritance

It’s a fantasy everyone shares — a relative you never really knew passes away after a long and fulfilling life, leaving you a massive inheritance you never saw coming. It’s not unlike the lottery fantasy that recently drove the nationwide Powerball to jackpot of over a billion dollars. For most people, that fantasy will never come… Read More »

How Long-Term Care Progresses for the Typical Patient

Long-term care exists along a continuum, with many patients initially requiring only modest or occasional services and then progressing to increasingly more intensive stages of care. Forbes recently outlined that continuum for their readers. It looks something like this: In-home help from family and friends In-home health care aides (professionals you hire to help the… Read More »

Diabetes Raises Your Dementia Risk by 60%

For several years now, scientists have been exploring a theory that dementia and diabetes progress similarly, and that toxic blood sugar levels may have a causative effect on dementia. Now, a new study finds that those with underlying Type 2 diabetes are 60% more likely to develop dementia later in life. Experts are impressed with… Read More »