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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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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Revocable Trust vs Irrevocable Trust

What Is a Revocable Trust & Irrevocable Trust

Difference Between a Revocable Trust and an Irrevocable Trust There are two types of trusts – As clearly expressed in the title of this article. One is called a Revocable Trust, and the other – an Irrevocable trust. So far so good. To easily tell them apart, there is one major difference between the two.…

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money gift tax

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 for 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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