Today happens to be my birthday...and I'm spending it not writing this post, but trout fishing in Colorado, so happy 59th birthday to me! I will relish this last year of my fifth decade, but I'm also in denial that it's all downhill from here. I intend to do all that I can to stay … Continue reading To live longer, here are some steps you can take – The Washington Post
An elderly couple in Royal Palm Beach Florida has racked up over $400,000 of fines from citations received due to the deplorable condition of their home. Ralph and Marguerite McCormack, age 75 and 71, are reported to have dementia, have no children or close family, and suffer from a hoarding addiction. Conditions were so bad … Continue reading Elderly hoarders must pay up or lose home. The Times – Apalachicola, FL
If you are one of the millions of procrastinating filers whose 2018 federal income tax return is due today and you happen to be over 65, you may welcome a new tax form being introduced by the IRS for 2019. The new Form 1040-SR should allow seniors to file taxes without benefit of an accountant.A … Continue reading Seniors will soon have their own IRS tax form – CBS News
At some point in our lives we may ask ourselves: “If I die and have debt, who or what will be responsible for paying back those I owe?” One survey from Experian found that 73% of Americans are likely to die with debt. Another from Credit.com found that 73% of people who died between October … Continue reading Dying with Debt
At least 2 million older adults would benefit from home-based primary care, according to Health Affairs. Because these patients have difficulty getting to an office visit, they frequently end up in emergency rooms or hospitals. Per-patient savings range from $1,000 to $4,000 annually through reduced hospital and nursing home stays, emergency room trips and specialist … Continue reading House Calls Provide Better Care and Save Money. Why Don’t More Use Them?
A woman fighting for her multi-million dollar inheritance might have to forfeit the entire fortune to charity thanks to a poorly-written will — a case that has raised questions about the rights of unmarried gay couples and their children. Jill Morris, died of breast cancer in 2016 at age 84 and left a multi-million dollar … Continue reading Daughter of woman whose partner predeceased her mother by 12 days, in court fight over inheritance.
Attorney Brett Hebert, with the national law firm, Gordon Rees, recently wrote an article on the firm's blog regarding the admissibility of certain correspondence in estate litigation cases. A typical situation we see involves an elderly person who begins to show signs of losing mental capacity. Then an unscrupulous person “enters” the life of the … Continue reading Prior Correspondence: A Key Tool in Preparing Your Estate Dispute Case for Trial | Estate Conflicts