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Ask Matt: How to protect assets from nursing home costs – USA TODAY

Ask Matt: How to protect assets from nursing home costsUSA TODAYThere are ways to get assets out of the estate, legally, to prevent nursing home costs from draining them away, says Michael Gilfix, an estate planning attorney at Gilfix & La Poll. The key is to start making gifts at least five years before the need … and more »

Tax Tips: Estate planning errors and oversights – CapitalGazette.com

Tax Tips: Estate planning errors and oversightsCapitalGazette.comIn a recent Forbes column, a prominent CPA/financial adviser called attention to several of the top errors in estate planning. However, with all the talk about massive changes expected with the estate tax laws, family planners have been putting off …

ESTATE PLANNING: Which type of trust to use – nwitimes.com

ESTATE PLANNING: Which type of trust to usenwitimes.comThe best description that I have heard, and the description that I have stolen, comes from my friend and estate planning guru Jack O'Drobinak. A revocable living trust is sort of like a box you put on your table. You then put most of what you own …

Estate Tax: Last Chance to Give Away $5 Million Tax Free? – Examiner.com

Estate Tax: Last Chance to Give Away $5 Million Tax Free?Examiner.comMany tax planners and estate planning attorneys had expected a rush by wealthy older Americans to start the giving process already so their heirs could inherit the maximum currently allowed to be given tax free. But this has not happened. It appears …Why Progressives Should Want to End the Estate…read more →

Estate Planning and Protection Law: Helping families control and pass on their … – Community Advocate

Estate Planning and Protection Law: Helping families control and pass on their …Community AdvocateRyan, an attorney with 17 years' experience in tax law and estate planning, including 11 years with a major Boston firm, is now in private practice, with an office in Marlborough and the ability to see clients in other offices around the state and in …Pozzuolo Rodden,…read more →

READER SUBMITTED: Pre-Planning Funerals Focus Of Free Community … – Hartford Courant

READER SUBMITTED: Pre-Planning Funerals Focus Of Free Community …Hartford CourantA growing number of Americans are seeking information about a variety of eldercare and estate planning issues related to aging. With the largest number of older people in our nation's history – including the graying Baby Boomers – topics such as long …

What Boomers Need to Know About Estate Planning – Fox Business

What Boomers Need to Know About Estate PlanningFox BusinessPiershale: Consumers interested in estate planning need to find a real financial planner who knows what they are doing. If I had a serious illness, I could go to a medical advisor or I could go to a medical doctor. If I had cancer I would go to a …

Harder to chair probate, estate planning section for State Bar – HollandSentinel.com

Harder to chair probate, estate planning section for State BarHollandSentinel.comMark K. Harder, a partner with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, has been elected chair of the probate and estate planning section of the State Bar of Michigan. Harder will serve a one-year term. The probate and estate planning section drafts, supports and …

How to Protect Your Kids – Alameda Sun

How to Protect Your KidsAlameda SunLocal Alameda mother and attorney Cassandra C. Massey started her estate law practice soon after her son, William, was born about two and a half years ago. Cassandra's focus, estate planning for families with minor children, has parents turning their …

Document locator is key piece for any estate – Hometownlife.com

Document locator is key piece for any estateHometownlife.comWhen it comes to estate planning, the conversation generally focuses on whether you have an estate plan or not and whether you need a will or a trust. In addition, somewhere in the conversation, medical and general durable powers of attorneys are also …