I will answer this question in two ways. First, in 1980 I worked at the Maryland School for the Deaf which had just started mainstreaming elementary children. Many of the children came from hearing families. Students and teachers rose to the challenge. I was also a volunteer interpreter for one mainstreamed...Read more
- Q. I did a living will almost three decades ago. Does it need to be updated?
- Yes. A lot has changed since 1990. The law changes over time in response to changes in society. Medical advancements, especially technology has dramatically affected this area of the law.
1. Buy enough life insurance. A parent is irreplaceable. However, someone will have to fill in. It may be siblings or other relatives. In all likelihood, that family will have to pay for at least some services the parent or parents had provided when able. If the estate is not large enough for this purpose,...Read more
The Homestead Exemption provides tax relief to South Carolinians who are age sixty-five or older, blind, or disabled. In order to qualify you must: 1. You must be a co-tenant, have a joint with rights of survivorship interest, or a life estate in your primary residence 2. As of December 31 of the preceding tax year...Read more