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Monthly Archives: March 2022

Electronic wills: what, where and why would I use one?

Electronic Wills: What are they, and should I use one?

By Andre O. McDonald |

What Are Electronic Wills? It was not very long ago that all legal documents were printed on paper and signed with a pen. But in today’s world, where we sign commercial contracts, form and run businesses, and buy everything from groceries to cars online, it seems almost prehistoric for state laws to require that… Read More »

Transfer on Death Deed: Pros and Cons

Using Beneficiary/Transfer-on-Death Deeds  

By Andre O. McDonald |

What Is a Transfer on Death Deed? If you own real property, such as a home, in your sole name but you have not created a trust and transferred your property’s title to the trust, it is virtually guaranteed that your beneficiaries (or heirs) will have to deal with probate after your death. If… Read More »

How do personal injury settlements impact SSDI and/or SSI?

Do Personal Injury Settlements Affect My SSDI or SSI?

By Andre O. McDonald |

The answers to many an important questions about the effects of personal injury settlements on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) monthly benefits you currently receive, or whether you should apply for SSDI benefits and pursue a personal injury claim simultaneously, are all situationally dependent. However, there is a general short… Read More »

Understanding the Elderly Guardianship Process

Claiming guardianship of an elderly parent

By Andre O. McDonald |

More often than not, guardianship congers images of a minor child in the care of a designated adult family member or friend. However, you can employ the process to obtain legal rights over elderly or aging adults, usually parents, who are losing their physical and mental health capacities. While the process is similar, there… Read More »

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