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What is Probate?

What is Probate?

The Court process known as Probate can be very confusing. Probate is a Court proceeding where the Court validates your Last Will and Testament so that assets which are titled solely in your name can be administered. Assets which are titled solely in your name are frozen […]

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How Can I Receive Medicaid Home Care Services?

How Can I Receive Medicaid Home Care Services?

As an Elder Law Attorney, many of my clients plan to protect their assets because they fear nursing home expenses, but it is much more likely that a person will require home care services then nursing home services. Home Care services involves receiving in-home care, usually a […]

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Reverse Mortgages

Reverse Mortgages

A reverse mortgage is a type of home loan that lets you convert a portion of the equity in your home into cash. Unlike a traditional home equity loan or second mortgages, borrowers do not have to repay the loan until they pass away or until they […]

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How Does Life Insurance Effect My Estate Plan?

How Does Life Insurance Effect My Estate Plan?

Life Insurance is a useful Estate Planning investment device since it allows your family easy access to money upon your death. In most cases, the proceeds of the Policy are distributed to the named beneficiaries upon proof of death and the proceeds can be used to pay […]

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Types of Real Property Ownerships

Types of Real Property Ownerships

When two or more individuals own real property, the relationship between the owners is very important. The form of ownership of the property affects how property is transferred to someone else, and it is important to make sure you have the right form of ownership for your […]

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What is a Guardianship?

What is a Guardianship?

Contrary to popular belief, family members do not have an automatic right to make decisions for an incompetent person. A Guardianship is a court proceeding in which the Court appoints a person to manage the affairs of a person who is incompetent or unable to handle their […]

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Factors impacting trust planning

Factors impacting trust planning

It is well established that living trusts are a good estate planning vehicle. Living Trusts can be used to achieve most of your estate planning goals. Trusts can be used to minimize estate and income taxes, avoid probate, and protect assets from Long Term Care Expenses such […]

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Gifts to Grandchildren

Gifts to Grandchildren

Gifting assets to your grandchildren can do more than help your descendants get a good start in life; it can also reduce the size of your estate and the tax that will be due upon your death. Perhaps the simplest approach to gifting is to give the […]

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What are my closing costs if I sell my home?

What are my closing costs if I sell my home?

Anytime you sell real property, you will incur closing costs. In this article I will try to briefly outline these costs. Closing costs should not be confused with Capital Gains Taxes, which are income taxes payable by a seller based on the seller’s profit and are reportable […]

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Can I save my assets if I am entering a nursing home?

Can I save my assets if I am entering a nursing home?

One common misconception is that a person going to a Nursing Home must give all their assets to the nursing home. In most cases, one can save all or at least a good portion of their assets with some planning, even if they are already going into […]

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