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Choosing an Estate Attorney: A Simple Guide

Choosing an estate attorney to help you draft your plan is easily one of the hardest parts of the job. There are many factors to considered, and for those who are out of the loop, it’s easy to make catastrophic mistakes. You can use this guide to p… Read More
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What Happens When Someone Dies Without A Will?

It can make the worst even worse, a loved one has died without a will (0r any kind of planning). It happens every day, and always leaves loved ones in a lurch. When this happens, it’s up to the family to navigate Probate Court. Ideally, people navi… Read More
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What Is Power of Attorney?

One of the most common questions we get at Middleton Law Offices is “What is a power of attorney?” It’s an understandable question. The media likes to talk about it a lot, but very rarely goes into any kind of detail. Most people think it h… Read More
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Can Probate Be Avoided?

One of the most common questions we hear is “Can probate be avoided?” It’s an understandable question. Probate Court is, in short, awful. In addition to being complicated and time-consuming, it can also become expensive. Situation pending, even… Read More
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What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

Medicare and Medicaid are two different government programs for healthcare. It is important to understand the difference between them. Here, we will discuss how the program benefits differ, how eligibility for each program is established, and discuss… Read More
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How the New VA Budget Affects You and Your Loved Ones

VA Budget Changes According to a recent American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 19 million Veterans live in the United States. For Veterans, some of the most significant problems are health-related. In addition to health issu… Read More
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The Newest Aspect Of Estate Planning: Long Term Care

Introduction Most Americans do not know (or refuse to accept) the facts surrounding their potential need for long-term care and the costs associated with it. This was reconfirmed recently in a telephone survey of 1,735 Americans over the age of 40, f… Read More
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Guardianship and Conservatorship

Often in estate planning, attorneys present the idea of guardianship and/or conservatorship as a bad thing - something to be avoided. In a perfect world, we could move through our lives from cradle to grave without such things. Read More
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Why Your Family Should Trust the Trust

One of the most common elements of many estate plans is a Trust. People toss that word around with little regard as to what it is, or how it can work for you! Read More
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Dementia, Symptoms, and Doing the Right Thing For Your Family

The conversation of dementia is an easy one for a family to put off. Often uncomfortable and heart wrenching, that choice can be the difference between years of happy, healthy independent living. Over 5 million Americans are living with some form of… Read More
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