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Elder Law

Can I Retain Some Assets and Still Be Eligible for Medicaid?

The bill for long-term care adds up fast. The annual median cost for a private room in a nursing home was $105,850 in 2020, according to Genworth. The government could pick up these costs if you qualify for Medicaid, but that’s easier said than done.

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Estate Planning

Do I Need an Estate Plan If I’m Single?

If you don’t have a spouse or children, you might think you don’t need to do much estate planning. However, if you have any assets, any familial connections, any interest in supporting charitable groups – not to mention a desire to control your own future – you do need to establish an estate plan.

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Estate Planning

Should I Include an Annuity in Estate Planning?

Not all annuities are alike, and some may not be appropriate for you. How much do you know about these investment products?

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Estate Planning

Can Family Members Contest a Will?

The death of a loved one results in an emotional grief that, when combined with large sums of money on the line, can cause the beneficiaries of the will or trust or the heirs of the deceased to challenge the validity, interpretation, or administration of the will or trust.

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Estate Planning

When Should an Estate Plan Be Reviewed?

The documents may still be valid but if they are stale or outdated, you may spend significant money trying to use them down the road.

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Estate Planning

Why Is Estate Planning So Important?

The word “estate” has always been connected to “ultra-rich” families, those with a lot to leave behind after their death. However, definitions have changed, and anyone who has anything to leave behind needs to plan their estate. “Estate planning” essentially becomes your family’s guidebook, once you are no longer in the picture. Sounds important? Definitely, and here’s why.

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Estate Planning

Your Will and Estate Planning Checklist

Most people should have a will, but it’s rarely the most significant estate planning document that an individual will hold.

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Estate Planning

Simple Estate Planning with an Attorney

Estate planning can be an emotional and challenging endeavor. However, here are three tips to make it easier and to help you prepare for the future.

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Estate Planning

What Do I Need to Know about Estate Planning?

Expert tips on why starting your estate plan early, choosing beneficiaries, and thinking about how you want to transfer your wealth to the next generation are critical for your financial future.

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Estate Planning

Do You Have to Do Probate when Someone Dies?

For most of us, the first time we ever thought about probating a will is when someone in our family has died. So, what does it mean to probate a will?