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Common questions about long-term care

Doing long-term care planning or thinking about getting all of the paperwork in order? It's wise to do this long before you need to use the plan, and asking the right questions can help. According to the National Institutes of Health, these are a few of the most common questions:

Why someone might use a deathbed will

As the name implies, a deathbed will is a will made up at the last second, when someone is very close to passing away. These are dangerous, as it's often very easy for people to contest them. They can claim that the person who passed away wasn't in his or her right mind, perhaps due to aging and perhaps due to medications. These wills, especially if they cut out someone who was in the will before, often lead to long legal battles.

2 common estate planning myths

There are a lot of myths about estate planning, and if New York residents buy into these myths, it could leave their best laid estate plans in ruin. This article will discuss two persisting myths about estate planning for people who are married, why these myths aren't true and what you need to know about them.

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    --Robert and Christine Simonson, Fairport
  • In order to finalize the documents we came to your office and were greeted in a very professional manner and we could not have asked for finer service. We left with copies of everything we needed and feel very confident our needs have been met. Thanks again. We will surely recommend you should the opportunity arise.

    — Christine and Robert Simonson, Fairport
  • I have been working with Weinstein & Randisi for about two years now. Elizabeth Randisi, through a very thorough process, has helped my wife and me determine what is really important in our lives. Thus, we were able to draft a living will that reflected our most important values regarding our estate.

    --David and Ajia Cherry, Fairport
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    --Kathy and Gary Gray, Webster
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    --Ajia and David Cherry, Fairport
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