Do You Need a Will?

Do You Need a Will?
  It is fairly obvious that homeowners, people with small children, and people with expensive assets, need a will. However, approximately 70 % of Americans die without a will. Many times, people think that a will is only important when you are getting older or have a great a deal of wealth and assets. Yet, countless times, people pass away unexpectedly and their loved ones are left with unanswered questions, searching for documents and indications of what the deceased wanted and how to divvy up even the smallest possessions. Almost Everybody Owns Something Many young people do not th...
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Distracted Driving: As Dangerous as DWI?

Distracted Driving: As Dangerous as DWI?
  Are you guilty of distracted driving? It is fairly obvious to most people that driving while intoxicated is extremely dangerous and illegal. However, in today’s fast-paced, on-the-go world, many drivers are more distracted than ever, which can be just as dangerous. Types of Distracted Driving Think of the morning commute. There is the coffee, the quick breakfast sandwich, the traffic, the radio and that never-ending list of things on a person’s mind. There may be children quarreling, lipstick to apply and most dangerously, a cell phone to answer. While none of these distractions...
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Estate Planning

Estate Planning
Estate planning can be complicated and is often best left to an estate attorney. However; it is extremely helpful to understand what estate planning is and how it works. there are several components to an Estate Plan and a good attorney will help you understand and select what's best for you. The primary goal of estate planning is to have all of your wishes met after you are unable to care for yourself or you are deceased.  These wishes generally include; the division of your financial assets amongst family members, whether you want to be resuscitated or placed on life support, what kind of...
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Moving Your Parent to a Care Center

Moving Your Parent to a Care Center
No one wants to think about putting their parents in “a home” or taking them away from the comfort and familiarity of their own house; a house that could have been in the family for generations. Yet, your parent may be too ill or confused to function safely on their own and it is almost impossible to care for an ailing parent single-handedly. There are a plethora of questions that need to be answered. What to do about the high-cost of a care center? What to do about Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid? How do you protect your parent’s assets? The primary issue is, what kind of care c...
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Be Comfortable With the Attorney That Writes Your Will

Be Comfortable With the Attorney That Writes Your Will
It is a delicate subject and one that can cause fierce family rivalries when large amounts of money are involved; your last will and testament. One of the reasons that this is such a difficult subject to broach is the simple fact that no one wants to face their mortality. Thinking about what happens after you die is not exactly a pleasant task. Another issue is clearly the greed that pops up in even the best of families as our loved ones think about what they “should get”. Even the kindest family members can often get caught in this trap for many reasons. They may have cherished memories o...
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Helping Your Aging Parents: A Checklist

Helping Your Aging Parents: A Checklist
When we set out to help our aging parents prepare for their retirement years and beyond, there is a lot to remember. Use this checklist to ask questions of, and gather important information from your parents. Once this is completed, you can relax knowing that no matter what the future holds, your parents are prepared and protected. Finances • Gather information about all accounts and where they are held • Get contact information for their advisers (insurance agent, attorney, financial, etc.) • Check to see if any accounts can be consolidated or simplified • Make sure the accounts are titl...
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Accident and Personal Injury Attorney

Accident and Personal Injury Attorney
When you want the best personal injury lawyer in Arizona, the Law Office of Arnold N. Hirsch is the answer. Being in an accident can be an overwhelming experience. From the trauma of the accident itself, the treatment and recovery process, and fighting to get fair compensation, it can seem like one long nightmare. But not anymore. Now that you have found the Law Office of Arnold N. Hirsch, you can rest assured that we will guide you safely through this difficult process. As an experienced Arizona personal injury firm, we know how to investigate thoroughly so that no information is overlo...
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Helping Your Aging Parents

Helping Your Aging Parents
“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” Tia Walker This quote is very true. And it’s just as true to say that, at times, caring for your aging parents does not feel like an honor. It can be hard work and, if not planned for, can cause relationship problems. But where do you begin? What needs to be done first? What if your parents don’t want to make a plan or share their plan with you? It can be very difficult for a parent to discuss these private matters with their children. They may not want to discuss finances with you or to admit they haven’t made a plan....
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Being Legally Prepared for College

Being Legally Prepared for College
Remove the worry by having your college student legally ready for college A great part of life is seeing children grow up.  Whether you have a child, grandchild, niece or nephew, or friends heading off to college it can be quite a planning process to make sure the young adult has all their needs met for life in the real world.  One thing often overlooked is legal documents for your college student.  As young people move from children to adults, their legal status makes an immediate shift.    Privacy of patient information in hospital and medical records.  If a newly minted young adult is in ...
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