By Larry S. Hartley Many married people are not aware that the State wrote a premarital agreement for them before they got married. They also were unaware that they had the right to write their own agreement before getting married instead!  When married couples become aware of this, they often contact Estate Planning and Elder Law…

2020 Year-End Newsletter by Brad Henry Recommend us on Facebook!Review us on Google! You might be aware that the above adage is thought to be a Chinese curse referring to times full of instability and uncertainty, and not as a type of blessing. Regardless of its origin, and regardless of whether it is a curse…

By Peter McGuire At the end of the year, please watch this space for our 2021 outlook letter, which will report on adjustments and changes in federal estate tax exemptions, among other estate and tax planning strategies. However, as a lead up to that, we would be remiss in not addressing and preparing for what…

by Brad Henry In the last two posts, we looked at the Durable Power of Attorney and the Health Care Power of Attorney. In this last of the trilogy, we will look at the Living Will. Together, these three documents are often referred to as the client’s “ancillary documents,” in the sense that they supplement or provide…

by Brad Henry In our last post, we looked at the Durable Power of Attorney. We looked at its purpose, when it is effective and when it stops being effective. As we noted, the Durable Power of Attorney is a document where the client appoints someone else to help the client with his or her assets,…

by Brad Henry We hear it quite often. “After I die, my power of attorney can keep paying my bills, right?” The answer is, “No”, but the confusion is understandable. Our clients hear (or, read about) so many different roles when they visit us or attend our seminars. What is a fiduciary, a trustee, an executor, a…

By James Fleming What are Opportunity Zones?                Opportunity Zones have attracted a lot of publicity since they were created in 2017. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created tax incentives designed to encourage investors with capital gains to reinvest those gains into low-income and undercapitalized communities. These low-income areas are called Opportunity Zones, which are…

 by Larry Hartley                Ever since the COVID-19 virus hit our state this spring, I have heard many instances of families facing the loss of the family home after a parent or grandparent has died while receiving Medicaid benefits to help pay the cost of a long term nursing home stay.  This is especially unfortunate because there are legal…

 By James B. Fleming and Lee Mulligan                We live in a digital society. We present and store an ever-growing amount of our lives (social, financial, work) in digital form. The average person has over 200 accounts per email, up from 150 just three years ago. Family treasures like photos, home movies, and messages now predominantly exist…

by Andy Strauss       There is an unprecedented $11.58 million lifetime exemption for gifts and estates. This exemption is set by law to expire, or “sunset,” by 2026 if there is no legislative change. With the looming election and a possibility of a shift in the control of the Presidency, this is a perfect time…

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