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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.

CLICK HERE for full, printable article.

May is Stroke Awareness Month
Posted on May. 8, 2013

Worldwide, stroke is the second leading cause of death. According to the World Health Organization, 15 million people suffer from strokes each year.

A stroke occurs when blood flow, and thus oxygen flow, to the brain is stopped.  In some cases a person may not know that he or she is having a stroke. It is imperative to get to the hospital as quickly as possible,.  Here are warning signs provided by the National Stroke Association’s Act FAST campaign:

  • Face – When he/she smiles does one side of the face droop?
  • Arms – Can he/she raise both arms without one drifting downward?
  • Speech – When asked to speak is his/her speech slurred?
  • Time – If you observe these signs, call 911 immediately.

Other possible symptoms include:  

  • A sudden headache that gets worse when changing positions, bending or coughing
  • Change in alertness (e.g. sleepiness, unconsciousness)
  • Loss of senses (e.g. difficulty hearing, tasting, seeing, feeling pain or pressure)
  • Confusion or loss of memory
  • Dizziness, vertigo or loss of coordination
  • Numbness or tingling on one side of the body

Recovering from a stroke can be an emotional, frustrating process for both the patient and their loved ones. Stroke victims must overcome physical, cognitive and emotional challenges including:

  • Loss of mobility, movement, or feeling in one or more parts of the body (e.g. nerve, joint, and/or muscle damage)
  • Difficulty communicating and/or understanding language (e.g. aphasia)
  • Problems thinking or focusing (e.g. memory problems, poor judgment)
  • Difficulty swallowing, poor nutrition
  • Bladder and bowel problems

Regardless of the severity of a stroke, take a proactive and informed approach to post-stroke care. While leaving the hospital setting can be daunting, the return home is a major, positive step in the recovery process.

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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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