Everyone, no matter their age or net worth, needs to have an estate plan. Why? Because an estate plan provides guidance to your loved ones on how your assets are to be distributed when you pass away. If you do not leave behind an estate plan, you are essentially leaving your property and heirlooms in
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No one likes to think about the end of his or her life. However, in the event you do pass, your spouse will be left with your finances. Effect planning can ensure your surviving spouse doesn’t financially struggle if you pass. The below preparations will ensure your spouse is taken care of in the event
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The area of elder law is a complex and often unrecognized one, yet it is an area of law that is extremely important to the future health care and financial stability of Washington’s aging residents. Elder law covers topics such as long-term care assistance, Medicare and Medicaid, medical and mental health issues, estate planning, wills,
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The average monthly cost of a room in a nursing home in Washington is $8,078—nearly eight times more than the average monthly mortgage payment of $1,193. The average yearly total for a private room in a Washington nursing home is $95,995—$12,000 more than the national average. For many individuals, this yearly cost is the same
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Many famous people have specified their wishes for their funerals in their wills. Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry requested that his ashes be sent to a satellite orbiting Earth. His remains were sent into space on a memorial flight in 1997. In contrast, famed author Charles Dickens asked that “no public announcement be made of
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Retirement is an event that everyone looks forward to. Whether you have dreams of living at the beach, deep in the country, or you would rather travel, retirement is something to anticipate. However, the reality is what you are doing now seriously affects the outcomes of your retirement or if you will have one at
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In case you didn’t already know, the U.S. federal government runs a social health care insurance program for low-income individuals and families who have difficulty affording the costs of health care. The program was designed to provide US citizens (or legal permanent residents) an insurance option for low-income parents, children, seniors and also those people
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