3 Key Reasons Why Single Parents Need to Update Their Estate Plan When They Move to a New State

Are you a single parent? If so, estate planning may be twice as important as it is for married couples. You want to make sure that your child will be cared for no matter what. You also want to make sure that your child will be cared for no matter where you live, but this is especially Continue reading


Tips for Preparing for a Possible Estate Tax Change

Are you concerned about the buzz surrounding potential estate tax changes? The good news may be that the federal estate tax is unlikely to impact the majority of Americans, even if the exclusion is slightly reduced from its current floor of $11.7 million per individual or $23.4 Continue reading


Understanding the Home Sale Tax Exclusion

Are you considering selling your home? If so, it can be important to understand the home sale tax exclusion so you can take steps to help make sure you qualify for the tax benefit, even if it means adjusting your plans by a few months. The amount of the exclusion differs if you Continue reading


Including an Arbitration Clause in Trust Agreements

Are you curious about creating a trust as part of your estate plan? If so, you may have many questions. Among them may concern what might happen in the future if the person you name as trustee has a disagreement with the trust beneficiaries. Who will settle a dispute? How much Continue reading


The Ins and Outs of SLATs

Did you know that a popular estate planning tool for married couples, a Spousal Lifetime Access Trust (SLATs), may be a good choice for you if you and your spouse would like to remove assets from your taxable estate but preserve access for one of the two of you during your lifetime? Continue reading


Estate Planning Tips When You Near the Tax Limits

Did you know that the estate tax exemption, currently set at $11.7 million for singles and $23.4 million for married couples, is set to expire in 2026? The current administration, however, has signaled a desire to reduce the exemption, though no one knows exactly when that might Continue reading


What You Need to Know About New York’s New Power of Attorney Law

Did you know that, on June 13, 2021, the New York Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney (POA) goes into effect? The new law brings significant changes to New York’s requirements for how to validly execute a POA as well as to the POA form itself. 

While a POA validly executed prior Continue reading


Tips on Caring for an Older American During the Pandemic

Did you know that 40% of Americans serve as the caretaker for an adult family member? Serving as a caretaker can be both a rewarding and a stressful role. This past year, living through a pandemic, has added some unique challenges for caretakers. If you are a caretaker, or know Continue reading


Why You Need an Elder Law Attorney in Addition to an Estate Planning Attorney

Do estate planning attorneys and elder law attorneys practice the same type of law? Estate planning typically involves end of life planning for the disposition of assets. Thus, many people are under the assumption that elder law, because it addresses people in the later years of Continue reading


Four Ways To Help Elder Loved Ones Feel Connected, Not Isolated, During COVID And In The Future

Has the COVID pandemic taught you how isolating it can be when you are unable to engage in your normal routine and get together with your family and friends? For many of us, it has. Our elder loved ones, in particular, may have suffered from feelings of loneliness and isolation Continue reading

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