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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- Part 2
Posted on May. 14, 2013

Last week I shared the potential symptoms and warning signs of stroke. If you do suffer a stroke, it is critical that you take a proactive and informed approach to post-stroke care. Regardless of the severity of your stroke, actively planning for discharge and care at home can make all the difference in the rate and quality of recovery.

Prior to Discharge 

  • Discuss choices for rehabilitation with your discharge planner as early as possible. Weigh your options and consider your own comfort and physical, emotional and financial needs.
  • Assess your abilities and identify areas in which you might need support such as mobility, household activities, transportation, etc.
  • Talk to your friends and family about the level of assistance they can provide during your recovery and determine if you will need additional help from a hired caregiver.
  • If you think you need outside support, contact a reputable home care provider to discuss the benefits of a caregiver and learn how he or she can help you smoothly transition home and ensure a successful recovery. 

Recovering at Home 

  • Set goals and track your progress. Perform basic tasks as able but utilize support from family or caregivers for daily activities that pose a challenge.
  • Establish a routine; create a regular schedule for exercise, mental stimulation, rest and meals. Accompanied by a caregiver, attend regular appointments with your doctors, especially your neurologist and therapist.
  • To ensure proper nutrition and reduce the risk of future strokes, limit your intake of fat, cholesterol and sodium and maintain a regular meal schedule even when you may not feel hungry.
  • Ease into your post-hospitalization routine by allowing your caregiver to take on household responsibilities so that you can conserve energy for a faster recovery. 
  • Identify and manage stress when it occurs and recognize any emotional challenges that could lead to depression. 
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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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