Legal Tips for Seniors and their Caregivers

  The number of Americans over age 65 is rapidly increasing.  According the AARP, the number of older African Americans increased from 8.3 percent to 9.0 percent from 2006 to 2016.  The Census Bureau reports that this growth will continue over the next few decades.  As the number of older African Americans increases, they and […]

Dying without a Will: Hazardous to Your Wealth

  Earlier this month, singing legend Aretha Franklin passed away.   She left behind her partner, children, grandchildren, friends, and a legion of fans.  However, she did not leave a will.  Though the Queen of Soul had a voice like no one else, dying without a will (also known as dying intestate) places her in a […]

Estate Planning: Why You Need a Will

One of the most sobering facts about life is that every life must end.  Because death is a sad subject, most people avoid thinking about it, much less planning for it.  Depressing though it may be, the failure to prepare for death – known as estate planning – can have disastrous and expensive consequences for […]

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