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Existing family relationships a common hurdle in estate planning

Though most people here in Florida prefer not to consider what the end of their lives might look like, it is an important conversation to have. That doesn't mean that it is a comfortable situation to navigate, particularly when one has to explain final wishes to family members who may not approve of one's choices. These potentially-volatile family relationships can be a serious obstacle to proper estate planning, as recent research indicates.

Divorce for older couples can strain finances

Divorce for a Florida couple of any age creates a great deal of stress in many areas of their respective lives. The emotional upheaval that accompanies the ending of a marriage cannot be minimized, but in many cases the reality of the situation dictates that the split is the right thing to do for all concerned. Even so, creating two households from one is not necessarily an easy task. This is decidedly more difficult when the individuals involved are older and retirement is looming in the not too distant future.

Medicaid planning important part of an estate plan

Families in Florida who are affected by Alzheimer's or dementia know just how much work it can be to provide for a disabled family member. However, most families want whatever is best for their loved one and will do what it takes to ensure that they receive proper care. There are several things that experts recommend that families should do when establishing disability or Medicaid planning for someone with dementia.

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