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A special type of trust for a special needs loved one

Delaware families are aware of the importance of having appropriate estate planning documents in place. From wills to medical directives, there are certain estate planning tools that can provide peace of mind regarding the future and your loved ones. One of these tools is a special needs trust.

Communication with children can help prevent elder law issues

Although many people prefer to live private lives, communication can often be the key to avoiding missteps and hazards as one ages. It is a good idea for Delaware seniors to have certain conversations with their children, as awareness throughout the family can help people avoid or resolve elder law issues. Those who do not have children or do not trust their children should consider sharing important information with trusted friends as an alternative.

Common mistakes for first-time residential real estate buyers

Many people spend years planning and saving before purchasing a home. Despite taking their time and being thoughtful about the process, first-time residential real estate buyers still can hit some stumbling blocks along the way. Here are some of the common mistakes that new homebuyers in Delaware could make.

What happens when people die without estate planning documents?

Dying without a will is almost never in people's plans. But with so many people in Delaware procrastinating on starting the estate planning process, this certainly does happen from time to time. Dying with a will that is deemed legally invalid can have the same consequences as dying without a will at all. But what happens in these cases, exactly?

Signs of elder abuse and how to get elder law support

Elder abuse is a major issue across the United States. Recent numbers released in New York State noted that only about one in 22 cases of elder abuse is reported, and aging individuals in other states like Delaware have similar challenges being heard. Those who are in a position to recognize elder abuse should know the signs of someone being targeted as well as the right steps to take within the limits of elder law.

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