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In this Elder Law Minute, Wes Coulson wants to talk about fiduciaries and age limits. ??? Transcript: Hi! I'm Wes Coulson from Coulson Elder Law, proudly serving clients throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area and beyond. ...

In this Elder Law Minute, Wes Coulson discusses the biggest threat to your life savings. He talks about the challenges facing older Americans, such as increasing nursing home costs. Hi, I’m Wes Coulson and this is your Elder Law Minute. In our brochure on ‘Protecting Your Life Savings’, which by the way we’ll be happy to send you one, we talk about the threat ...

When it comes to planning your estate, there are many decisions that need to be made that ultimately lead to a number of questions. One such query is that regarding living trusts vs. wills and which is better for an estate plan. Wills speak to one moment in time and that is when you die, giving instructions to an executor on how you want everything to be distributed. Living Trusts enable you ...

Planning for special needs grandchildren, or other relative other than your own child, in your estate plan is a great way to help provide for their future once you are gone. However, it needs to be done the right way. People with special needs are often dependent, either now or later in life, on government assistance to pay for their important basic needs. By leaving money directly to them, you could ...

After the death of a spouse, or even after a divorce, it's important to look at and update, if necessary, any beneficiary designations you may have. Too often we see people lulled into a false sense of security by thinking their Will, which may very well cover what happens when each spouse dies first or second, will take care of everything. While this may be true for things that are ...

A Living Trust is an important estate planning document that offers many advantages, including keeping your estate out of probate after you die. However, does a Living Trust protect your assets from long-term care costs? This question gets asked quite frequently and the answer is simply, no it does not. In this Elder Law Minute, Wes Coulson, Illinois Elder Law attorney, discusses Living Trusts, their advantages and why having an asset preservation plan ...