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Old 09-10-2011, 04:56 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Beryl View Post
Thanks for all of the advice here as many of us are making decisions as we assist our elderly loved ones.

A separate 'thank you' to those who addressed the 'tax-payer' comment. For some, it is acceptable for corporations ("corporations are people, my friends") to exploit tax loopholes but ordinary flesh and blood people are demonized for it.
Not necessarily. I don't have high regard for some politicians and some corporate tax guys either.

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Old 09-10-2011, 09:26 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
It's funny. I've read other people complaint's about attorneys in a similar vein. My experience, on the other hand, is just the opposite, and I've found attorneys to be very helpful, including both work and personal interactions. It could be just my luck. It could also be I'm clear with them and know what their role is in my decision process.

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that a qualified attorney (elder law and taxes) can be of enormous benefit to midnighter777.
I have to say that my experiences with lawyers have also been positive, for the most part. I may be biased though; I get fringe benefits from the lawyer I live with - DW.

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