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Am I Responsible for My Deceased Parent's Debts?

It is not uncommon for a decedent's creditors to contact the person's adult children. The caller will request that the child pay the parent's outstanding debts. Often the debts are medical bills. These calls are understandably unnerving for a child who is coping emotionally with the death...

The New Dependents

Are your adult children living in your household? Are your elderly parents living with you? Or maybe both? If so, you're part of a growing national trend. A Pew Report reveals that in 2009, fifty-million plus Americans were living in multi-generational households. About 20% of Americans older...

Can you disinherit an adult child?

Not all parents enjoy a warm relationship with all their children. I've met with many parents - some pained, some resigned, others angry - who have been estranged from their children for years. They may have tried reaching out and been spurned by kids who want nothing to do with them. Or the parents...