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A Lower-Stress Inheritance Plan
To lower stress and minimize family conflict, it is necessary to have an equitable, well-thought-out inheritance plan in place.

Passwords and Powers of Attorney: Your Digital Estate Planning Options
Modern estate planning can enable clients to upload Wills, trusts, health care directives, appraisals of valuable items, and even wishes for funeral arrangements.

Bikes, Art Part of Williams Estate Battle
A legal battle is going on over the assets Robin Williams left behind, pitting his children against his widow, who is not the children's mother. These assets include a large bicycle collection, as well as artwork and books worth millions of dollars.

Giving Up the Keys May Have Negative Consequences for Seniors
A new study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety closely examined the consequences of driving cessation among seniors. The research found that the risk of depression increased greatly once seniors had given up driving; this may may be attributed to smaller social circles and lower participation rates in activities outside of the home. The study found that there were also serious health consequences with an accelerated decline in cognitive ability.

FINRA Chairman Urges States to Pass Laws Against Elder Financial Fraud
The Chairman and CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is calling on states to allow financial advisors and other professionals to delay transactions by elderly clients when fraud is suspected. Indiana has been considering such legislation.

Indiana Man Receives Prison Time for Swindling Seniors
A 70-year-old man and his daughter now have felony convictions for scamming elderly investors out of their savings in a Ponzi scheme.

Elder Care Center Enjoys Community Support
A West Lafayette adult day facility for people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease and other impairments already has a waiting list for services.

Indiana Medicaid Coverage Has Been Expanded
Indiana's Medicaid expansion proposal received federal approval. Known as the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0, the program has begun taking new enrollments.

What Happens to Your Online Content When You Die?
Although we think nothing of creating a new online email, financial or other account, we should consider how our loved ones might have to deal with our digital assets after we pass away.

Now Is A Good Time to Review Estate Plan
The beginning of a new year is always a good time to sit back and reflect on any changes that may have occurred in your life over the last 12 months and to determine if any of these changes might affect your estate plan.


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