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American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys was established in 1992. Mr. Holmgren has been an active member since 1995. Click here to visit his Academy website.

Long Life in Okinawa

Take a moment to watch this video from CNN on the amazing health and long life of Okinawans.

Seinfeld Has An Answer for Everything

In this classic Seinfeld episode, Jerry and Kramer discuss living wills. Although humorous, it makes a great point about the importance of this key document.

 

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Utah's New Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT)

Effective May 2013, the DAPT statute (or DAPT law) provides a powerful way to protect assets from various creditors and especially from lawsuits.

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Changing the Way We are Aging
Posted on Apr. 4, 2012

Within the last fifty years, modern medicine and abundant nutrition have extended not just the number of years you can live, but the quality of life you can enjoy. 

Now most people can expect to live between 85 and 100 years.  That’s about 15 years longer than the lifespan expected just a half century ago.  By the middle of this century, demographers say one in fifty women (and one in two hundred men) will live to age 100 or more.

It’s time to stop thinking of the golden years as a scary precipice and instead consider them as just a part of our normal lifespan.

Whether a senior enjoys the later part of life depends greatly on the ability to live independently at home with a normal lifestyle – in spite of frailty or chronic illness.  That’s why in-home care is becoming increasingly more important as people live longer.

As yourself, “Will I be happy with my style of living during my older years – even if I’m bound to have frailties and illnesses?”

The answer will depend largely upon you and your surroundings.  If you move into some form of shared housing, your lifestyle will drastically change.

On the other hand, for those of you who live to 102 and continue to reside in your own home, remaining active and doing what you have always done, the odds are good that you will continue to enjoy life.  That, in a nutshell, is why in-home care is such an important idea – now and for the future.

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I help clients prepare for their unexpected death or disability. Using legal documents such as Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, LLCs and more, we can ensure that your hard-earned assets go to the right people, at the right time, and in the right way–and are managed by someone who is competent, skilled and trustworthy.

I also help clients identify their non-monetary legacy (values, wisdom, principles, beliefs, life experiences, family name and a commitment to certain charitable causes) and how to effectively pass that legacy on to family and others.

Take time to consider the value of your life to others. Don't miss opportunities to leave a greater legacy than just money.

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