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January Newsletter

Famous or Not, Here's Why you Should Have a Will

You don’t have to be rich or famous to put an estate plan in place. Giving your loved ones guidelines in advance helps ensure that, upon your death, your wishes are carried out and that family squabbles don’t devolve into destroyed relationships.

Don't Just Use a Free Power of Attorney Form
A durable power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have. It is important to get it right, so you shouldn't use a do-it-yourself form. 

The Best and Worst States for Protection Against Elder Abuse
Maine is #17 - we can do better!
The older the population gets, the greater the potential for elder abuse. States have laws in place designed to combat elder abuse, but some states are doing a better job than others.
Understanding Medicare's Hospice Benefit
Medicare's hospice benefit is one of the most comprehensive benefits and can be extremely helpful to both the terminally ill individual and his or her family, but it is little understood and underutilized. 

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