1. Medicare Announces Plans to Reimburse Doctors for End of Life Discussions with Patients

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    For more information, go to http://legalbroadcastnetwork.com. Elder law lawyer Brian Andrew Tully says that Medicare’s announced plan to reimburse doctors for counseling patients on end of life options is a good thing. Aging parents should have these discussions with their children and their doctors and should get proper legal documents from a lawyer to assure their wishes are carried out.

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    • Dr. Walter Kasmir | Care Coach | Tip 6 | Advance Directives

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      http://amazon.com/author/walterkasmir Walter Kasmir, RN, PhD, provides invaluable tips for caregiver's from his book Care Coach: Step-by-Step Caregiver's Checklist. The importance of advanced directives.

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      • Dr. Walter Kasmir | Care Coach | Tip 1 | Create Patient File

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        http://CareCoachRN.com Walter Kasmir, RN, PhD, provides invaluable tips for caregiver's from his book Care Coach: Step-by-Step Caregiver's Checklist. Create and maintain an up to date file containing all important documents.

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        • Odelia Goldberg - Is My Trust Plan Fool Proof? (scribe)

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          A Second Opinion on Your Trust A living trust can be used to safeguard finances, increase privacy, manage assets, and it can help you avoid the dreaded probate process. Unfortunately, many individuals do not properly fund their living trust. You might be asking yourself, why would someone go through the process of creating a trust and then fail to fully fund it? This is a common occurrence when a person tries to fund the trust themselves. The do-it-yourself approach might seem convenient at the time, but overlooking important details will end up costing your loved ones tens of thousands of dollars in probate fees. Watch this short video to learn more about funding a trust properly. If you already have a trust, and you're not sure if it's properly funded, we encourage you to reach out to our firm and let us take the correct steps to ensure proper trust funding.

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          • Odelia Goldberg - What is Probate? (scribe)

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            Avoid the Painful Probate Process Here in Florida, probate proceedings can be long, costly, and confusing. It's no wonder so many people take steps to spare their families the hassle. So what can you initially expect from the probate process? The primary objective in probate is to make sure creditors have been paid. Once all of the debts have been paid, the remaining assets are allocated to the appropriate legal beneficiaries. There are three major obstacles with the probate process. Time, money and privacy. Probate proceedings are very costly, and the entire process can take anywhere from 8 months to several years. Lastly and most importantly the entire proceeding is public record. Watch this short video to learn how our firm can help you and your family avoid the dreaded probate process.

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            • Odelia Goldberg - Letters Testamentary (scribe)

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              If you’re the personal representative of an estate, you have plenty of responsibilities. You need to gather and inventory assets, pay debts and expenses, and distribute property and belongings. It’s a big responsibility, and it’s not one most people take lightly. So how do you prove to banks, courts, and estranged relatives that you’re legally allowed to act as the personal representative for an estate? ...With "letters testamentary". These letters are very important in the process of settling an estate. Once you obtain letters you can move forward with paying creditors, having assets appraised, and then transferring the property to the beneficiaries according to the terms of the will or state intestacy laws. Watch this short video to learn how we can help you obtain letters testamentary, and make this process easier.

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              • Odelia Goldberg - How To Avoid Probate (scribe)

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                Plan Ahead, Avoid Probate Most people believe that having a last will and testament will help them avoid probate, but that misconception can cause a lot of frustration down the road. While a last will and testament is an important part of an estate plan, there's one main drawback to having all of your property pass under the terms of your will: the property must go through probate before your loved ones have access to it. This is why a living trust is an indispensable part of your estate plan. A living trust will help you avoid the pains of probate because your assets are funded into the trust during your lifetime. Watch thins short video to learn more about the importance of living trusts.

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                • Odelia Goldberg - How To Avoid Guardianship (scribe)

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                  Do you worry about an aging parent or loved one living by themselves? If you have a parent or loved one transitioning into this stage of life, it is important to take the necessary steps that will ensure you have legal authority to make decisions if this person becomes unable to make their own decisions. If you fail to plan properly you could find yourself at the mercy of the courts to grant a guardianship. With proper planning, there are ways to avoid a guardianship. Powers of attorney, living trusts, advanced health directives, and other estate planning tools can give a chosen family member legal authority to act on behalf of the aging or incapacitated loved one. Before it's too late, let us help you and your loved one develop a plan.

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                  • Odelia Goldberg - Personal Representative To A Will (scribe)

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                    Responsibilities That Come With This Job If you have been named a personal representative in a will, you probably have quite a few questions and concerns. When a loved one passes away, you are bombarded with the responsibility of making funeral arrangements, and important financial decisions. While you are grieving the loss of your loved one, these responsibilities are overwhelming. So, what exactly does being a personal representative of a will entail? Being a personal representative isn't easy. You will have some difficult tasks to perform and important decisions to make. With so much going on in such a short period of time, it is challenging to make sure the legal issues are properly taken care of.

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                    • Odelia Goldberg - End Of Life Planning (scribe)

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                      An Important Conversation In life we prepare for everything. Marriage, children, college and retirement. Despite the conversations we have for these important milestones, rarely do we have conversations about how we want to be cared for at the end of our lives. Talking is the single most important thing that you can do to prepare for the death of someone you love. Planning well in advance will help safeguard a loved one's well-being and your peace of mind. As difficult as it may be, the planning starts with an incredibly important conversation about what your loved one wants at the end of their life. Where do you begin when it comes to planning for the end? Watch this short video to find out more about this important milestone.

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