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Summertime is right time for estate planning – Lowell Sun

Summertime is right time for estate planningLowell SunSome folks like to meet with the entire family, when crafting estate plans that protect against nursing-home costs. Adult children are so often tied up with sport practices during the evenings of the school year. Summer is a good time to knock estate …

Single childless adults need to plan too – nwitimes.com

Single childless adults need to plan toonwitimes.comQ: I have a son in his 50s who is unmarried and doesn’t have any children. I’ve told him that he needs an estate plan. He just tells me not to worry about it because if something happens to him I would get everything. He may be right about me getting …

New Sioux Falls law firm to focus on estate planning – Sioux Falls Argus Leader

New Sioux Falls law firm to focus on estate planningSioux Falls Argus LeaderTwo Sioux Falls lawyers have formed a new firm focused on estate planning, elder law and business planning. Bobbi Thury and Jayna Voss are the co-founders of Legacy Law Firm, P.C., which has an office at 4301 W. 57th St. “By founding Legacy Law Firm, …

5 Estate Planning Tips LGBT Families Need To Follow In 2016 – Huffington Post

Huffington Post 5 Estate Planning Tips LGBT Families Need To Follow In 2016Huffington PostThe ruling allows same-sex couples to take advantage of joint-filing for tax purposes, but it also changes the playing field for estate planning. Now, many of the estate planning requirements of opposite-sex couples are placed upon same-sex couples … and more »

Rod Stewart puts 7.5m mansion on market – Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg Free Press Rod Stewart puts 7.5m mansion on marketWinnipeg Free PressHe moved to Los Angeles over 40 years ago to avoid a higher rate of tax in the UK but revealed in 2014 that he was planning to move his family home because he wanted his children to be educated in Britain. He said: “This place is still in…read more →

Sandwich Generation: Estate planning – THV11.com

THV11.com Sandwich Generation: Estate planningTHV11.comSandwich Generation: Estate planning. Justin Elrod, the founder of the Elrod Firm an Estate Planning and Elder Law Practice, joined THV This Morning with ways to navigate the estate planning process. THV11 Staff , KTHV 1:06 PM. EDT July 11, 2016 …

Estate Planning: Helping your college-age child in a medical emergency – Yuma Sun

Estate Planning: Helping your college-age child in a medical emergencyYuma SunLast year, Jennifer Hill, a mother of six from Yuma, attempted to pay her 18-year-old daughter’s recent medical bill over the phone. Jennifer, after all, pays for most of her daughter’s “grown-up” services like health insurance and car insurance premiums.

Wallace: Why haven’t you done your estate plan? – Port Huron Times Herald

Port Huron Times Herald Wallace: Why haven’t you done your estate plan?Port Huron Times HeraldYou have done no estate planning — no will, no trust, no financial power of attorney and no health care power of attorney. Congratulations! You are with the majority of Michiganders. Over half of our state’s adult residents have no estate plan. But …

What should we tell the kids? – nwitimes.com

What should we tell the kids?nwitimes.comHowever, when a client asks me this question, I start from the position that your estate plan should be kept confidential. An estate plan is an extremely personal thing and it can disclose a lot of personal information about the maker. An estate plan …

The price on paradise – Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg Free Press The price on paradiseWinnipeg Free Press“Cottages for a lot of families are very important assets with a lot of emotional attachment,” says Christine Van Cauwenberghe, vice-president of tax and estate planning at Investors Group. “They’re the one type of asset the family wants to preserve …