Planning Your Funeral

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." - Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) Taking time to plan your funeral takes a lot of stress off your family at an already difficult time. When done correctly, planning your funeral can be a wonderful...

Special Needs Trust Made Simple

A Special Needs Trust can be created to help your loved ones with special needs maintain their benefits when they receive funds that would supplement their benefits and enhance their care. The following article from DiFranza Law further explains more about Special...

Common Elder Scams & How to Avoid Becoming a Victim

It’s a common knowledge that we forget things as we age, but did you know that scientists have found evidence in our brains that we become financially vulnerable as we age? Dr. Mark Lachs, a physician at Weill-Cornell Medicine in New York has put a label on what he...

Assets After Death: The Probate Process

The probate process can be confusing and difficult to navigate following the death of a family member. The following article from Florida Probate Attorney Lisa DiFranza features an overview of how the probate process works. If you need help navigating probate in...

Do You Need a Living Will or DNR Order?

Something could happen to you that makes you unable to make your own medical decisions. A car accident, stroke, and heart attack are just a few of the tragedies that have touched all of us. In an effort to prepare for this day, some people might have a...

Nursing Home Quality Ranked by State

This eye-opening report combines nursing home quality data with a survey of family members to rank the best and worst states for nursing home care. The study also illustrates how Americans truly view nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. Whether you are...

Who Pays the Debts When a Loved One Dies?

A loss is hard on a family especially when the loss occurs before your loved one has a chance to prepare the documents they need to protect and distribute their assets. This time in life can be even more difficult to navigate if your loved one has debts...