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inheritance and divorce

An Inheritance and Divorce?

An issue that frequently arises is the treatment of an inheritance received by a spouse during the marriage. The basic rule is that any property received via gift or inheritance during the marriage is exempt from equitable distribution.

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Sharing passwords

Sharing Legal Documents and Passwords

Safe and shareable password storage is vital in today’s computerized world. The old solution–writing down passwords on paper set next to your keyboard–is not safe, not adequate, and not shareable.

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Seniors on smartphones

Seniors on Smartphones

Increasingly, families will encounter similar concerns as older adults become reliant on computers, cellphones, and tablets: With cognitive impairment, these devices become difficult to use, and, in some cases, problematic.

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SSI recipient

How Will New Legislation Update SSI?

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are looking to significantly increase that ceiling, with a bill introduced this month that would raise SSI’s asset limit to $10,000 for an individual and $20,000 for couples.

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over-medicated nursing home residents

Over-Medicated Nursing Home Residents

In addition to the assault on the resident’s dignity and the administration of drugs without informed consent, the misuse of anti-psychotic drugs can kill a senior, particularly one who suffers from dementia.

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