Asset protection Planning

Asset Protection Planning Benefits For Medicaid

FALSE FACT FRIDAY IS BACK! “If I Give My Assets Away, I Have to Live for At Least Five Years” Part of my estate planning practice includes asset protection planning. Many of my clients are interested in protecting their assets for their children. They know, either through personal experience or their own research, that the…

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caregiver agreement

What Is a Caregiver Agreement and Why It’s Important

Most adult children feel the need and responsibility to take care of their aging parents if they become unable to care for themselves. Family caregivers are often unpaid, which seems fine initially, but this role can become more difficult as time goes by. If the parent’s needs cause the child to miss work or have…

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statutory power of attorney

Statutory Power of Attorney Issues With Self Dealing

Today’s video talks about the language of a statutory power of attorney document and the limitations it has when it comes “self dealing”. Essentially, your Power of attorney may not have the ability to transfer assets to themselves. This becomes a problem when you have a couple who are each other’s POAs. I hope this…

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Medicare Savings Program 2021

Medicare Savings Program Decoded – 2021 Limits

WILSON’S UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY: THE ALPHABET SOUP OF THE MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAM Estate Planning Attorneys are known for loving acronyms. We like to shorten the names of the tools we use and sometimes throw the terms around, forgetting that not everyone speaks Alphabet Soup. POA, HCD, SNT, QTIP, QPRT, ILIT are just some of the terms…

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gift tax exemption and Medicaid

Gift Tax Exemption and Medicaid Vlog

Myths and Misconceptions Vlog #3: I Can Gift $15,000 Per Year Without Penalty While many people are familiar with the gift tax exemption, it is often mixed up with the Medicaid five-year look-back rules. Watch the video below for the full explanation by attorney Joan Reed Wilson: Previously recorded If you are having trouble viewing…

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