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How Durable Power of Attorney Is More Useful Than a Will

When it comes to estate planning, the various legalese terms can seem to become jumbled and overlap with each other. For many people, understanding the subtle and nuanced, yet very impactful differences between these terms can be an endlessly confusing task. Two of these concepts are a will and powers of attorney. Both serve to […]

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Top 8 Reasons to See an Elder Law Attorney

Elder Law focuses on many areas of the law, many that are very personal and sometimes emotional. Our clients come to us for all different types of reasons – guardianships, long-term care planning, advance health care directives, powers of attorney, estate planning, probate and trust administration, asset protection, special needs trusts and planning, and elder […]

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Family

At Tabory Law You’re Family

You don’t plan for the unthinkable to happen. But sometimes it does and you have to rely on the experts to advise and assist you. At Tabory Law in the Kansas City area, I devote my practice to meeting the legal needs of families and individuals, especially the elderly, in times of planning as well […]

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The difference between long-term and short-term care

What Is The Difference Between Short-Term Care Insurance And Long-Term Care Insurance?

Many people, when they contemplate aging, begin to wonder how they would pay for care, should they need it when they are older. The concern is even more pressing for children thinking about how they will care for their aging parents. As a result, consumers are turning to insurance solutions to cover care not included […]

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Appointing a guardian

How a Guardian Is Appointed

It’s a common worry when it comes to aging: what if a person I love loses the ability to make important decisions? What if it happens to me? That’s where guardianship comes in. What Is A Guardian? A guardian is someone who has been legally appointed to make important decisions regarding medical care, finances and […]

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Passing on your home

The Benefits Of Using An Irrevocable Trust To Pass Your Home to Your Children

Are you considering leaving your home to your children in your will? If so, there are some tax considerations you should be aware of. A gift of this size will result in steep capital gains taxes levied against your beneficiaries. As an alternative, you can consider using an irrevocable trust to leave your home to […]

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Estate Planning

Biggest Estate Planning Omissions Made by Kansas and Missouri Residents

A will is among the most important legal documents anyone can have. If someone passes away without a will, there will be no executor in place, which means one will need to be appointed, causing delays and frustration. There’s also a greater risk of conflict among beneficiaries leading to potential lawsuits. It’s therefore easy to […]

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Alternatives to Nursing Home Care

For most people, the prospect of having to go to a nursing home isn’t an inviting one, and many wonder if there are any alternatives. The short answer is yes, and today’s discussion will focus on other options available through the continuum of care, which is a collection of healthcare services that includes family, home […]

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Why You Should Plan Now to Avoid Probate

Probate is something that older adults often discuss, and lawyers are often asked about ways to avoid probate. Probate is long and expensive, and it drags out the inheritance process for much longer than necessary, which is why so many people take steps to avoid proceedings. In case you’re in the process of estate planning, […]

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Things to Consider When You Contemplate Joint Tenancy

Joint tenancy is an ownership option that people sometimes choose in order to avoid probate or certain taxes. But while this type of ownership has a few benefits, there are a number of complications that you should consider before registering assets under a joint tenancy. If you’re looking into estate planning or ownership options for […]

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