Category Archives: Long Term Care Planning

Should I add my kids to my deed?

  Let me just say this… No. Do not add your kids to your deed. …Unless…(I am a lawyer after all) There are few questions in law with a pretty definitive answer. But this is one. Let’s start with the hard and fast rule of “Don’t add your kids to your deed.” Here’s why. Adding […]

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Hartney Law Sponsoring Power Ups for Parents! Events

Hartney Law is pleased to announce it’s sponsorship of a new event series, Power Ups for Parents! These events are held at PrAna in Boulder, on selected Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. These events offer highly relevant, practical information to parents in a FUN, lighthearted environment: CURRENTLY PLANNED SPEAKERS & TOPICS: Aaron Perry, life hacks for families: […]

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How Can I Talk to My Parents About their Estate Plan?

Or “I want a Trained Squirrel and I want it NOW!” One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “How can I ask my parents about my inheritance without seeming like a gold-digger?” Well, the short answer is, you can’t. If you want to ask your parents about what and how much you’ll […]

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A Letter to An Ex-Spouse About Estate Planning

Below is a fictional letter I drafted to anyone’s former partner because I know only too well what can happen when estate planning is not done properly. I hope you enjoy this outreach to an ex-spouse or partner and consider taking steps to do everything this letter suggests for yourself. You can even send the […]

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Questions to Ask About Nursing Home Care

Last week, I promised to give you some thoughts on nursing home care. And here it is!

Now that we’re living longer than ever, we need to ask some tough questions about how to care for our elders (and ourselves) when the time comes. Making the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home can be one of the most heart-wrenching decisions you’ll ever make.

Mom, long before her last illness.
Can you believe this woman had 10 kids?

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