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…Details
Continuing our series about conservatorship guidelines in Connecticut, it’s important to touch base on whether you have any control over who the court appoints as your conservator and will it take into consideration your power of attorney agent. So after a brief hiatus to stay safe during the pandemic, FALSE FACTS FRIDAY is back! This…Details
What Is a Conservatorship? Conservatorship in Connecticut means that the Court appoints a person or organization to manage the life of another adult. There are Voluntary and Involuntary conservatorships. We will discuss Voluntary Conservatorships in a subsequent article. This article discusses Involuntary Conservatorship. In an Involuntary Conservatorship, the adult being conserved has to be deemed…Details
An Ethical Will is the story of your life. All the personal knowledge, lessons, and tips you could pass on to your loved ones.
Unlike a traditional will, which focuses more on significant assets and money, the intention of an ethical will is to communicate your hopes, dreams, love, and learning for all future generations.Details
The first question you need to ask yourself is if the last will and testament the only thing you need. The reason why most people don’t ask themselves this question is because they are not aware that there is anything else. In most cases, if you think you need a will, you probably need an…Details
It’s understandable that some people think that if the assets are under a different name, they are no longer considered yours. While that is true in most cases, Medicaid has slightly different rules.
So don’t put “transfer assets to spouse” on your to-do list just yet. Watch the video below and let Attorney Joan Wilson explain why.Details
A Few Simple Steps To Organize Legal Documents Fast It may seem like a drag to get organized sometimes, but if there is one thing you are going to dedicate that time to, let that be your legal documents. These are documents that you rarely need, but cannot risk losing in case of an emergency,…Details
COVID-19 Vaccine – What To Expect? Supply of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States is expected to be pretty limited in the beginning, so the CDC (Center for Disease Control) has provided recommendations to federal, state, and local governments about who should get the vaccination first. CDC’s recommendations are based on the Advisory Committee…Details
On January 23, 2015, the Department of Veteran Affairs proposed a Veteran’s Benefits Eligibility Rule Change – RIN 2900-AO73, Net Worth, Asset Transfers, and Income Exclusions for Needs-Based Benefits, a rule that would, among other things, impose a 3-year look back for transfers of assets, including gifts to persons, trusts or purchases of annuities, deny…Details
Before buying a home, one of the first things you need to do is to make sure that the seller actually owns it. After all, you can’t sell something that doesn’t belong to you. legally speaking at least. You have to make sure that you are dealing with a clear title. Essentially, a title that’s…Details