Estate Planning + Little Ones: Guardian Selection

Insight + Tips for Selecting a Guardian If you are anything like me, when expecting you would look at the pregnancy tracker “to do lists” and updates from different websites or magazines. Over and over, we are prompted to get our “ducks in a row” with Estate Planning (aka drawing up a Will). The most […]

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Windsor & DOMA: What Does it REALLY Mean for Same-Sex Couples?

It’s been a whirlwind the past two weeks following the Supreme Court issuing it’s decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA — by now most have heard the rallying cry of “DOMA IS DEAD!” but now that the dust has settled the question arises as to what the ruling actually means for same-sex couples. Specifically, the […]

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Value of Independent Living: Keeping Seniors in their Homes Longer

Most of our clients value independent living and prefer to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. Most importantly, home is familiar and comfortable — additionally, staying home avoids the potential costs associated with a suitable care facility. The Washington Post recently ran a great article discussing a number of tips from the […]

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How to Really Help a Sick Friend

We recently came across this article in Real Simple Magazine written by Didi Cluck — we think it is great, and relevant to many of us. You can read the original as posted on the magazine’s website here. Please “share” it if you like. What to do–and what not to do–when someone you love gets […]

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“From Grief Comes a Mission” — One Daughters Take Away

Facebook provided a thought provoking moment for me today — surprising, I know! A friend posted a link to an NPR story about how one daughter took her grief and frustration following the loss of her Father  and wading through the process of cleaning up his personal and financial affairs, and turned it into a mission to […]

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Employers: Protecting Your Business via Employee Social Media Policies

Legal blog JD Supra posted a great article, “Employers Can Discipline Employees For Certain Social Media Activity” by Beth P. Zoller recently regarding Social Media Policies. We often remind our clients that doing business in the Social Media Era requires considering how employees may use various social media outlets in relation to their work. This includes […]

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Who Decides? Planning for Medical Decision Making.

There is little in life more personal and important than healthcare decision making. Regardless of whether you are married or single, a same-sex couple or straight couple — it is important to consider and plan for who is best suited to help you make medical decisions should you be unable. Forbes Magazine recently addressed why […]

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Grandma & Grandpa: Targets for Fraud?

At Cayce & Grove, we work to help you protect yourselves and your family by being proactive. A reoccurring theme has been addressing Elder Abuse.  Forbes Magazine recently explored why it is that older folks tend to be targeted for such crimes, offering the explanation that many elderly people have more time to be engaged by those […]

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Sunset Clause & Taxes

This January the New Year may mark a rise taxes as well. Time and time again, we sit down with clients for Estate Planning meetings and the conversation turns to taxes. Sadly we do not have a crystal ball (we’re working on that!), and cannot predict what Congress may or may not choose to do. Being an Election Year, […]

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Protecting your Parents: Putting Elder Abuse on your Radar.

This morning KIRO FM featured a story regarding the increasing frequency of financial exploitation of elderly people. Sadly, financial exploitation is just one facet of the ever growing concern about elder abuse in general. The news report highlights a story that we at Cayce & Grove have seen more than once. An elderly person, perhaps lonely or in […]

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