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Spring Cleaning | Clearing the Mental Clutter

Spring Cleaning | Clearing the Mental Clutter

What are the things that’s bogging you down? Happy Friday! I hope that you have had a good week. Springtime is in full bloom! We are doubly made aware by the yellow haze on everything. Many places are opening and restrictions seem to be lifting. Nothing prepares us...

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Arkansas Folks, Listen Up!

Arkansas Folks, Listen Up!

Just For Us Arkansas Folks! We live and work in Arkansas. AND we know many of you personally. We thought that it was about time that we do a weekly newsletter just for Arkansas folks.  Many who are already receiving this newsletter are our friends and our clients.  We...

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Crisis Planning | Unnecessary Need for Speed!

Crisis Planning | Unnecessary Need for Speed!

Adult Kids Doing Crisis Planning Sometimes it comes in waves. Recently at the law office, we have had several individuals who have found themselves in the unenviable position of being called in at the last minute to care for an elderly parent. Specifically what I mean...

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Trends: Things are Changing

Trends: Things are Changing

Trends We Have Noticed Sunrise, sunset and lunar cycles. Without some divine intervention, some things will never change. But as we know, given time and circumstance, most things in life will change. Trends, it would seem, change like the tides. One big "circumstance"...

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Too Late To Plan | Danger Zone of Waiting

Too Late To Plan | Danger Zone of Waiting

Planning Considerations My wife Cindy & I are attorneys who practice primarily in the areas of elder law and estate planning. I mention this to give credence to our topic of discussion today: The danger of waiting too late to plan. On a regular basis, we see adult...

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Estranged Parent Planning | Difficult Choices

Estranged Parent Planning | Difficult Choices

Helping is often a matter of degree. We’ve seen cases where the parent and child may have been estranged for years. Then the parent starts to decline physically or cognitively and has no one to help. In some of these situations, the adult child continues to have no...

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Advocate for Care & The Next Step

Advocate for Care & The Next Step

Planning for Your Second Half. Today we are going to start with a small literary lesson. If you would, join me in learning more about the word advocate. As a noun, an advocate is a person who represents another person’s interests, like a lawyer does. In fact, the word...

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Protecting Assets | Saving Momma’s Farm

Protecting Assets | Saving Momma’s Farm

Protecting the Big Things! One of our most commonly faced questions is, "How do I keep the Nursing Home from taking Momma’s farm" (or house, money, or whatever assets). The sad truth is that most people do not think about protecting assets until it is too late. The...

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Aging Parents Refuse Help | Parents Pushing Back

Aging Parents Refuse Help | Parents Pushing Back

Helping when they refuse help What do you do to help an aging parent when they refuse help? We see this quite often and you may be dealing with us now. You may be in a situation where your parent clearly needs help but whenever you attempt to provide some assistance...

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