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Blog 2018-02-05T11:43:35+00:00

An Alzheimers Tsunami is Coming

Warning: An Alzheimer's Tsunami is Coming and We Must Prepare That’s the message from Andrew Tisch, chairman of Loews Corporation, co-founder of the political reform group No Labels, and Vice Chair of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. In a recent article, Mr. Tisch describes how we are unprepared for the enormous costs we will soon

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April 21st, 2017|

Are Your Grandchildren in your Will

Are Your Grandchildren in Your Will? Five Thoughts to Consider As an estate planning attorney, when I meet with clients it is always amazing how much grandparents will do for their grandchildren. Grandchildren seem to hold a special place in our hearts. Often as we get a little older and our grandchildren come along, so

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November 30th, 2016|

Why New Parents Need to Think About a Will

One More Thing New Parents Need to Know About: Wills As a new parent, you have a lot on your mind, including your baby’s future. You are probably thinking about all the wonderful times you will have with your child as you grow older together and you are at the beginning of a great new

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October 11th, 2016|

Estate Planning Mistakes of the Rich and Famous

Estate Planning Faux Pa’s of the Rich and Famous Another version of failing to plan that equals planning to fail. The number of rich and famous people who fail to plan or have inadequate plans for their estates are too numerous to mention: 1.Graucho Marx Groucho Marx had a will, however he did not have

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October 3rd, 2016|

What to do with digital stuff?

We’ve All Got Lots of Stuff: Now There is Digital Stuff When families prepare an estate plan and I ask for lists of property, very few remember to consider their digital stuff. If you haven’t considered these assets don’t worry – it is not that big of a deal,bur you need to correct it. What

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September 27th, 2016|

I went to school to learn how to keep the State from taking your nest egg!

Attorney Doug Thesenvitz Attends Specialized Education to Better Serve elder Clients Sioux Falls, South Dakota – September 14, 2016 Attorney Doug Thesenvitz of Thesenvitz & Mickelson, LLP located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota recently attended a specialized course on key legal technical concepts aimed at Medicaid planning and planning for individuals and families in crisis

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September 14th, 2016|

Exciting Announcement: Tell Your Friends and Neighbors

Exciting Announcement: Over the past year, I have been concentrating my efforts and educating myself to continue to provide you with the best on-going services as my clientele grows and as we age together.  I have previously served you with the thinking of what happens to your estate when you die, now I am including

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September 2nd, 2016|

Updating Your Revocable Trust: How Many “Tweaks” Are Too Many?

Updating Your Revocable Trust: How Many “Tweaks” Are Too Many? If your life or the law has changed since you signed your will, trust or power of attorney, the really should be updated. Updates to the trust can be made by way of an amendment - or - a complete restatement. An amendment updates a

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July 29th, 2016|

Wondering Whether You Need to Update Your Estate Plan?

Yes, You Do and Here’s Why Please allow us to be frank. It’s unrealistic to think that a piece of paper you draft, reflecting your life at a certain time, will work when your life has completely changed some years later. We’ll use the Kendrick family as an example. Meet the Kendricks Meet Bill and

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July 29th, 2016|

How Often Do You Update Your Estate Plan? More Often Than Your Resume?

A resume is a “snapshot” of your experience, skill set, and education which provides prospective employers insight into who you are and how you will perform. Imagine not updating that resume for 5, 10, or even 15 years. Would it accurately reflect who you are? Would it do what you want it to do? Probably

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July 29th, 2016|