With Your Family in Mind

The Living Trust: “What’s In It for Me?”

The benefits of a living trust include carrying out our wishes when we die, avoiding the cost, time, publicity and inconvenience of probate proceedings, and possibly saving our beneficiaries hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal estate taxes. One reader recently...

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Divorce Considerations if You’re 55+

 The divorce rate has doubled for adults aged 55 to 64 since the 1990’s, according to the National Center for Family & Marriage Research. If you find yourself in the category of middle age to senior divorce, there are some important things to consider: First, if...

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Be Sure to Get Your ZZZZZ’s

 Our sleep patterns are affected by time changes and with daylight savings approaching, it’s generally believed that “losing” an hour in the spring is harder to adjust to than “gaining” an hour in the fall. Seniors often have a particularly difficult time getting a...

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Foster and Adoptive Families Needed

 Have you ever thought of becoming a foster parent or wanted to adopt a child in need of permanency? Koinonia Family Services is now serving the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys, and is looking for families who want to provide safe, caring, and nurturing homes...

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New Protections for Nursing Home Residents

Obama-era rules designed to give nursing home residents more control of their care are gradually going into effect. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid finalized rules, which are the first comprehensive update to nursing home regulations since 1991, The...

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