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Important times to update your will

Once you’ve taken the important step of drafting a will, the work isn’t completely over. It’s important to consistently update your will in order to keep the documentation relevant throughout the remainder of your life.

When are some of the key times to update a will? What are some elements you’ll need to change or add throughout your lifetime? Some major milestones beget estate plan updates, but minor life changes may also prompt action in regards to your last will and testament. Here are a few milestones to keep in mind.

Should a self-sufficient ex-spouse receive alimony checks?

Despite cultural changes, alimony still has a strong presence in our society. During the divorce process, your soon-to-be ex-spouse might request financial support. Since you make more money, the court might come to the decision that you’ll be cutting the check.

What happens when your ex-spouse gets a job or makes a livable income though? Do you still have to support them when they become self-sufficient?

3 things to look for in an estate planning attorney

After years of saving you feel like you are in a good place. Your child is now halfway through high school, and you know it's time to think about planning that next chapter of your family's financial life. You keep hearing you should consider estate planning, which is recommended to anyone who is at least 18 years old, but the process itself can feel overwhelming.

Estate planning is the first time many people have even needed to hire an attorney. How do you find the right one to work with? Here are some helpful tips:

What are the top 5 things you should address in a will?

Let’s face it, no one wants to think about the possibility of not being there for their family, consider their own mortality. But when it comes to making sure your family is taken care of financially if something happens to you, then it is worth it. Tomorrow is not promised, so it is best to plan for their future while you still can.

My health insurer denied my claim. What’s next?

Time and time again health insurance companies deny legitimate claims and leave patients without the care they need. Whether you run into issues with prior authorization or out-of-network disputes, a denial does not mean the end of the road. Patients can fight for their rights and advocate for the medical treatment they require.

Here are three ways that patients can stand up for their rights and overturn a denial from their health insurance company.

The dangers of slip and fall accidents at a Vegas casino

The attractions of the Las Vegas strip are everywhere. There is plenty to dazzle the eyes and take you all over the many casino properties. Along with the variety of activities, each casino floor is set-up differently in its design and construction. There are always crowds of people and constant activity every hour of the day interacting with these structures.

With so much motion, it isn’t uncommon for drinks to spill or facilities to lack in proper maintenance after years of usage. Anytime property grounds pose a liability to its patrons, there is risk for pursuing a civil claim in court for a slip and fall accident. The danger of injury is present with any location that neglects the care of its facility in some way.

How can people with Alzheimer’s disease prepare for the future?

Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease isn’t easy. Your mind might be swarming with new concerns and questions. It’s common to feel like you are losing control over your own life.

Although this news can complicate your idea of the future, you do have options to maintain control. The National Institute on Aging suggests taking action early in the illness in order to protect yourself and your family down the road.