Yollette Atkinson

Navigating the Path: Understanding the Guardianship Process in Maryland

Guardianship is a legal process designed to protect individuals who are unable to make decisions for themselves due to age, disability, or other circumstances. In Maryland, the guardianship process can seem daunting and complex, but understanding its steps and requirements is essential for anyone considering or involved in such proceedings.
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Lesley Atkinson

Memorial Day and DUI

As Memorial Day approaches, our nation prepares to honor and remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice
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How an Irrevocable Trust Can Help You Qualify for Medicaid

As the average life expectancy increases and there are many new medical treatments introduced that can help prolong our lives, more and more adults find themselves facing the prospect of long-term care at some point. Unfortunately, assisted living and nursing home facilities can be prohibitively expensive, and you might find yourself spending all the savings you’ve worked so hard to accumulate in order to live. One way around this is an irrevocable trust.
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How to Talk to Your Parents About Estate Planning

Did you know that less than 23% of people between the ages of 35-54 have estate planning documents completed? Even adults who are 55 and older are less than 50% likely to have an estate plan, as the number has fallen from 60% in 2019 to just 44% today. These statistics are alarming, as it means that over half of the older adults who pass away have not formalized their wishes. Approaching the topic of estate planning with your parents might seem daunting, but it's a crucial conversation to ensure their wishes are respected. Here are some tips to guide you through this important discussion.
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