Why Do Trusts Fail?

Why Do Trusts Fail?

Did you know that a trust is a vehicle into which you place assets to be managed by a selected trustee for the benefit of the trust’s beneficiaries? There can be two essential elements to a trust.  First, there is the trust itself, which is created through a legal document that identifies the purpose of the trust,...
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Two Potential Tax Changes That Could Impact Your Estate Planning

Two Potential Tax Changes That Could Impact Your Estate Planning

Now that President Biden has been formally inaugurated as the President of the United States and the Democrats have control of the House and the Senate, have you considered the impact that a new tax plan may have on your estate plans? There may be two potential tax changes that President Biden proposed during his...
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How Do I Choose an Estate Planning Attorney Near Me?

How Do I Choose an Estate Planning Attorney Near Me?

If you finally reached the important decision to put an estate plan in place, you may have asked yourself, “How do I choose an estate planning attorney near me?” This can be a good question and a difficult one to answer if you do not know where to begin. A cursory search of local estate planning attorneys may yield a...
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5 Questions To Ask When Updating Your Estate Plan After Remarriage

5 Questions To Ask When Updating Your Estate Plan After Remarriage

Is it important to update your estate plan after remarriage?  Yes, even though it may not be the first thing you think about after remarrying, it can be important to update your estate plan as soon as possible after remarriage so that you can help ensure that your family, your assets, and your wishes may be...
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What Is Medicare Advantage?

What Is Medicare Advantage?

Did you know that Medicare Advantage, also known as Medicare Part C, is a type of Medicare plan that encompasses each of the other parts of Medicare in an all-in-one option? If you enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, you will receive coverage from Medicare Part A (hospital insurance), Medicare Part B (medical...
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The Checklist You Need for Choosing a Medicare Advantage Plan

The Checklist You Need for Choosing a Medicare Advantage Plan

When choosing a Medicare Advantage insurance plan, do you know what can be important to keep in mind? First, you should check out what type of coverage may be offered in the three different areas that the typical plan encompasses. Second, you should take a close look at whether any extra services are covered. Third,...
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Open Enrollment: Medicare is Not Medicaid

Open Enrollment: Medicare is Not Medicaid

Open Enrollment in 2020 will run from Sunday, November 1, 2020, through Tuesday, December 15, 2020, for health insurance coverage beginning on January 1, 2021. During Open Enrollment for health insurance, you may have questions about what type of health insurance plan you are eligible to participate in. There are...
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Do the New Medicaid Rules in New York Impact My Current Planning?

Do the New Medicaid Rules in New York Impact My Current Planning?

Have you considered that in every state, Medicaid rules intersect with estate planning guidance? New York is no different. Your Medicaid eligibility is impacted by your assets and it can be important to understand your options if you want to plan for Medicaid eligibility. In New York, you should consider long term...
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