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Creating an Addiction Trust for a Loved One with Substance Abuse Issues

Creating an Addiction Trust for a Loved One with Substance Abuse Issues

By Paul E. Riffel |

This September, during National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month, we look to provide support to families whose loved ones are struggling with substance abuse issues or are in recovery. Do you have a family member with substance abuse issues? If so, you may have realized that planning for their future can be full… Read More »

Leaving Estate Assets to Charity Often Makes Financial Sense

Leaving Estate Assets to Charity Often Makes Financial Sense

By Paul E. Riffel |

While you cannot take money with you when it is all said and done, have you considered giving it away to help others? Whether that means giving to family members or a charity is up to an estate-holder, but giving to both could make financial sense. Few things can be as rewarding as charitable… Read More »

The Importance of a Living Will And How You Can Get One For Free

The Importance of a Living Will And How You Can Get One For Free

By Paul E. Riffel |

Sometimes, a loved one reaches a point of incapacitation in a terminal, end-stage condition. Unable to communicate critical health care decisions for himself or herself, family and friends may be left to guess at what he or she would have wanted. Have you heard of a living will? A living will gives you the… Read More »

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Senior Safety: Tips for Staying Safe During Hurricane Season

By Paul E. Riffel |

Maintaining safety during hurricane season is of the utmost importance. Did you know that, as a senior, you are more vulnerable to injury, and the destruction of a major storm is an ever-present danger? To help you prepare and have some peace of mind as we weather the months of hurricane season, we will… Read More »

Four questions to ask your Aging Parent

Four questions to ask your Aging Parent

By Paul E. Riffel |

Has the time arrived for you to have a serious talk with your parents about estate planning and related matters? The truth is, it can never be too early to have this critical conversation. Even though it may bring up tough subjects, such as aging, illness, and long-term care, the importance of addressing these… Read More »

Understanding the Three Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Understanding the Three Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

By Paul E. Riffel |

Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of brain disorder that degrades memory, thinking, and behavior. Symptoms typically develop slowly and progress until patients become incapable of taking care of themselves. Did you know that, while there is no known cure, understanding the three stages of the disease can help slow its detrimental impacts and improve… Read More »

Where Should Children in Co-Parenting Situations Shelter?

Where Should Children in Co-Parenting Situations Shelter?

By Paul E. Riffel |

These days we are all in uncharted territory, and we are all doing our best to find our way through this strange, new world. We find this can be especially challenging for those families who are going through a divorce, or contemplating one in the future. We all realize now that some of us… Read More »

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Resources for Family Caregivers in America This National Elder Law Month

By Paul E. Riffel |

Unfortunately, Covid-19 and the surrounding pandemic are not the only thing that many of us are dealing with right now. Are you in your 40s or 50s? Are you currently caring for an aging parent? Do you also have young children? Has an adult child moved back in? Do you feel compelled to put… Read More »

Estate Planning from your Living Room

Estate Planning from your Living Room

By Paul E. Riffel |

During this pandemic, many people are understandably concerned about mortality. Pandemic or no pandemic, we are all going to die but you can find comfort knowing your family is taken care of and your wishes honored with a good estate plan. Here is a way to obtain a custom drafted estate plan just like… Read More »

Fault in Florida divorce

By Paul E. Riffel |

In Florida, courts generally do not consider fault in divorce. It’s been a no-fault sate for the past 40 years, so allegations of adultery and abuse are unnecessary. However, there is an exception for fault: if the fault has financial impact upon the parties. In other words, if a party has improperly disposed of… Read More »

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