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Are You Prepared For A Sudden Death In Your Family?

The sudden deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and chef and storyteller Anthony Bourdain are sparking discussions about mental health. They’re also a stark reminder that a sudden death can affect any family. CNBC’s article, “Sudden deaths like those of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain can devastate family finances,”explains that a number of the leading causes of death in the US...

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How Do I Establish A Conservatorship?

When someone can no longer care for himself, or their estate is in disarray, a conservatorship is granted by a court to a caregiver or to a guardian. This is a pretty drastic action, but it’s usually necessary when nothing was arranged in advance, such as a trust, powers of attorney, or healthcare directives. The San Diego Union-Tribune’s recent article...

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Do Guardians For The Elderly Get Paid?

Did you know that a person who serves as a court-appointed guardian of both person and property, is eligible to be paid for their efforts? nj.com published an article recently that asks “Can a court-appointed guardian get paid?” The answer: yes. If you serve as a court-appointed guardian of the person and/or the property of an incapacitated person (also known as a...

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