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Estate Planning For Non-Traditional Families – Part 3

If you’re in a non-traditional family, you know that estate planning is, as Winston Churchill once said about Russia, “A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” But here’s some advice that’ll help. DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP/LIFE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT This can

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Estate Planning For Non-Traditional Families – Part 2

Some of the most important estate planning areas for a non-traditional family are living wills, health care directives, and powers of attorney. If two people aren’t legally married, or related by blood, they may as well be strangers. The Florida

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Estate Planning For Non-Traditional Families – Part 1

I’m being contacted by an increasing number of non-traditional families these days…with good reason. Non-traditional families are becoming the one of the biggest demographics in America. Whether gay or lesbian (legally married or not), divorced with children, “significant others” living

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Supreme Court Decision Removes Obstacles to Non-Traditional Marriages

Two landmark court decisions last week opened new doors for non-traditional couples. And estate planning for such couples will never be the same. The Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates the Fifth Amendment, by denying

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It’s a Dog’s World… Especially for Seniors – Part 1

Hi! I’m Emily, the official “Office Greeter” at The Law Offices of Alice Reiter Feld & Associates. (Although, truth be told, I much prefer the title of “Goodwill Ambassador.”) I carry out my greeting duties with dedication and a warm

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The Only Constant In Life… Is Change

I wish I could have been the one who said it. Alas, I was beaten by about 2,600 years…by a Greek professor named Heraclitus. But, after moving my office from Tamarac to Coral Springs (1829 N. University Drive), I’ve been

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Vet’s Benefit Formulas May Be Changing. And Vets Are Confused!

As I mentioned in my last blog, my Dad was a World War II veteran. He mostly kept his memories to himself. But, on the rare occasions he opened up, he conveyed a sense of trauma and horror that remains

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