Many people believe that if they have a will, their estate planning is complete, but there is much more to a solid estate plan. A good plan should be designed to avoid probate, save on estate taxes, protect assets if you need to move into a nursing home, and appoint someone to act Continue reading
3 Critical Updates for Veterans and Their Loved Ones
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides countless resources for the servicemen and women of our country. While many of these are known, and understood, others are not as well known. This year, as your local Veteran Affairs accredited attorney, we continue to watch these critical Continue reading
How to Help an Aging Parent with Alzheimer’s Disease Address Their Estate Plan
Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, with more than 5.8 million Americans currently afflicted and nearly all of whom are over age 65. If an aging parent either has Alzheimer’s, or is showing early signs of the disease, the best course of action regarding his or Continue reading
What Do Blue Water Navy Veterans Need to Know About Agent Orange?
Are you a veteran of the United States Armed Forces? Did you serve overseas? Specifically, the VA is asking veterans if they served “on a Blue Water Navy vessel offshore of the Republic of Vietnam, or on another U.S. Navy or Coast Guard ship operating in the coastal waterways of Vietnam, Continue reading
What is a Stretch IRA and Why Would I Use it in Estate Planning?
Do you know what a “Stretch IRA” is?
A stretch IRA is a term given to an Individual Retirement Account whereby a person of a later generation is named as the beneficiary. While a spouse or a child could be named as the beneficiary, a stretch IRA normally means that a grandchild, rather Continue reading
Could You Be a Veteran Who is Impacted by Cancer Causing Chemicals?
As a veteran, or the surviving spouse of a military veteran, how much do you know about PFAS chemicals?
There may have come a time during your military service where you were exposed to harmful chemicals. While some are obvious causes of later disability or injury, others are not. Continue reading
How Much Do Medical Alert Systems Cost?
Medical alert systems are potentially life-saving technologies that are tailor made for senior adults.
They typically involve wearable pendants, bracelets, and necklaces that when pressed, emit an emergency alert signal to a response control center or emergency contact.
Some systems Continue reading
Will the Proposed Estate Tax Exemption Affect Me?
You may have noticed the increased news coverage surrounding the 2020 presidential election, but have you heard about the new proposed estate tax exemption? Recently, Senator Bernie Sanders of the Democratic party introduced a bill titled “For the 99.8 Percent Act.”
This proposes Continue reading
Ways We Can Support Paratrooper Veterans with Ankle and Knee Injuries Access VA Disability Benefits
An increasing number of veterans today are filing claims for disability compensation
based on significant injuries to their ankles, backs, and knees as a result of their military service. These claims are not only from paratroopers, but also from servicemen and women who had active Continue reading
What You Need to Know About the New Proposed Estate Tax Exemption
Did you know the 2020 presidential race is already in its beginning stages and income and tax transfer planning for the wealthy is already a hot topic of discussion? Senator Bernie Sanders recently introduced a bill called the “For the 99.8 Percent Act,” aptly named for the percent Continue reading