ElderLaw News – April 2009

April 2009

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Financial Downturn Coupled With Changing Estate Tax Rules Mean It’s Time to Review Your Estate Plan

Many people have a lot less money than they used to, and one of the Obama administration’s main priorities is to make the estate tax permanent before it expires at the end of the year. Now makes a good time to check to make sure that your documents are doing what you intended.


What the Stimulus Bill Does for the Elderly

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the $787 billion stimulus package that President Barack Obama signed into law February 17, 2009, includes a number of provisions that help the elderly as well as the economy.


Book Review: ‘Who Moved My Dentures?’ 13 False (Teeth) Truths About Long-Term Care and Aging in America

Who Moved

The general perception of long-term care facilities is of places to be avoided at all costs. This book is intended to dispel that perception.


Reevaluate Insurance Needs When You Retire

Along with many other changes, your insurance needs change when you retire. It is a good idea to look at your insurance options and figure out what you need or don’t need and where you might be able to achieve some savings.


New Study Finds Financial Abuse of Elderly Is Costly and Vastly Underreported

Elder financial abuse costs older Americans more than $2.6 billion a year and is most often perpetrated by family members and caregivers, according to a new report.


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