What Is Military Appreciation Month? Military Appreciation Month, which traditionally takes place throughout the entire month of May, was initially recognized by a resolution in the U.S. Senate in 1999. The purpose behind devoting an entire month to our military is to remind Americans to celebrate the men and women who have served in the military and pay tribute to those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Although the entire month is devoted to military appreciation, there are also … [Read more...] about Military Appreciation Month: What You Can Do to Participate
Whether you are an “older” American yourself or have a loved one who qualifies, May is the time to celebrate older Americans. Officially designated as “Older Americans Month,” the month of May is a time to honor and appreciate the past, current, and future contributions of the older members of our nation. To get you started, the Grand Forks elder law attorney at German Law encourage you to celebrate Older Americans Month this May. What Is Older Americans Month? In its 2022 proclamation, the … [Read more...] about Celebrate Older Americans Month This May
Given how important your estate plan is, you certainly want it to function as intended. Your attorney will provide you with advice and guidance during the creation of your estate plan; however, there are also some tips to help your estate plan succeed. With that in mind, the Grand Forks estate planning attorneys at German Law explain what you can do to help create a successful estate plan. Contact Grand Forks Estate Planning Attorneys Please join us for an upcoming FREE seminar. If you … [Read more...] about Tips to Help Your Estate Plan Succeed
Your estate consists of all real and personal property as well as tangible and intangible assets owned by you, or in which you share an ownership interest, at the time of your death. Assets such as your home, vehicles, investment accounts, and securities likely come to mind when you contemplate estate planning; however, you may also own intellectual property that should be included in your estate plan. Whether you own intellectual property rights acquired directly by you because of your own work … [Read more...] about Is Your Intellectual Property Protected in Your Estate Plan?
If you have adult children, you undoubtedly want to do all you can to prevent disputes between them after you are gone. While there is no way to accomplish that goal with 100 percent certainty, the Grand Forks estate planning attorneys at German Law offer the following tips to help prevent your children fighting over your estate. What Happens When There Are Children Fighting Over Your Estate? No matter how old you are, nor how much warning and preparation … [Read more...] about What Can I Do to Prevent My Children From Fighting Over My Estate?
As an adult child, one of the most difficult decisions you will ever have to face is the decision to put a parent in a nursing home. If, however, your parent needs the type or level of care you cannot provide, choosing to find a nursing home for your parent is in his/her best interest. Once you have made the decision that a nursing home is the best option, the equally difficult task of finding the right facility is the next hurdle to get past. To get you started, a Grand Forks elder law attorney … [Read more...] about How Do I Choose the Right Nursing Home for My Parent?
Despite the abundant tools available to help you with your estate plan, you may find that you have pertinent, even crucial, information that applies to your estate plan, yet does not fit anywhere in your existing plan. If you feel the need to include such information in your estate plan but have nowhere practical to include it, including an explanatory letter in your estate planning documents may be the solution. With that in mind, a Grand Forks estate planning attorney at German Law explains … [Read more...] about How Can an Explanatory Letter Help My Estate Plan Succeed?
When you meet with an estate planning attorney for the first time it is always wise to go over your estate plan both to ensure that the estate planning documents you have in place are up to date and to make sure you are not missing important components or tools in your plan. To help make sure your estate plan is complete, the Grand Forks estate planning attorneys at German Law discuss what might be missing from your estate plan. The Need for Comprehensive Estate Planning If you have an … [Read more...] about What Might Be Missing from Your Estate Plan?
The prospect of creating your first estate plan can be a bit intimidating. Estate planning incorporates a wide range of goals and objectives into one comprehensive plan. That plan may include numerous estate planning tools and strategies, all of which can be overwhelming. To help get you started, the Grand Forks estate planning attorneys at German Law explain estate planning in 10 steps. Contact a Grand Forks Estate Planning Attorney Please join us for an upcoming FREE seminar. … [Read more...] about Estate Planning in 10 Steps
For an adult child, watching a parent age can be very difficult. Somehow, we expect that our parents will be forever middle-aged. It can become even more difficult if a parent starts to show signs of physical and/or mental deterioration that often goes along with the natural aging process. If that is where you are with your parent, it may be time to find a caregiver for your parent. If so, the Grand Forks elder law attorneys at German Law offer suggestions to help you pick a caregiver for your … [Read more...] about How to Pick a Caregiver for a Parent