Estate Planning In your 30's

Estate Planning In Your 20’s and 30’s

If you think estate planning is just for the old and wealthy, you are way off. Estate Planning in your 20’s and 30’s will build the foundation you need and be confident that your assets are safe, your healthcare will be managed, and that your children’s future is secure. I’m honestly embarrassed to say that…

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Elder Law Attorney – 10 Reasons You Need One

What Is Elder Law? Before we dive into the many reasons you need an Elder Law Attorney, let’s first touch base on what Elder Law is. Elder law refers to numerous legal issues specifically affecting elderly people. With age, many issues may surface, from declining health to financial burdens. Seniors face complex legal concerns that…

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Does The Gift Tax Exclusion Apply To Medicaid?

  Can you gift $10,000 a year without a penalty? For tax purposes yes, with the Gift Tax Exclusion. With the holidays around the corner and the end of the year fast approaching, many of you may be thinking about making gifts to your children and grandchildren. If you want to avoid paying a gift…

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reverse mortgage means losing equity

Does Reverse Mortgage Means Losing Equity To The Bank?

As part of our elder law and long-term care planning practice, we often recommend a reverse mortgage to our clients. And we are often met with resistance. One of the most common misconceptions about reserve mortgages is that if someone obtains this type of mortgage, all hope of ever having any equity to pass to…

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What Happens To Power of Attorney After Death?

Power of Attorney and When Should You Get One Most of you are probably sick of hearing me tell you how important having a power of attorney is for anyone aged 18 and older. A Power of Attorney gives the person or people who you nominate and trust the legal authority to manage your financial…

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False Facts Friday – “A Will Avoids Probate.”

Clients are often unpleasantly surprised to learn that having a Last Will and Testament does not negate the need for probate. And they are sometimes annoyed when they learn that even though they are named as the Executor in a Will, that alone does not give them authority to access the decedent’s assets. Yet both of these statements are true.

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