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Why Estate Planning Is Important to Younger Adults

Posted by Steve Edwards | Sep 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Most young adults don't consider estate planning a priority. Young adults in their twenties and thirties often think they don't own enough to constitute an estate. However, an estate is the total of all you own – money, investments, real estate, vehicles, business interests, digital assets (inclu...

COVID19's Effects on Elder Abuse

Posted by Steve Edwards | Mar 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Although elder abuse events are significantly underreported, elder abuse is a prevalent issue in our country and it manifests itself in many different ways. The National Council on Aging estimates a range as high as five million older adults experience abuse every year, which is about one in ten seniors.

The Probate Process

Posted by Steve Edwards | Mar 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

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 absence of a will, the court will appoint a state administrator to handle probate. Probate law varies by state, but there are steps in the process that are common.