While more than half of Americans believe estate planning is essential, a mere 33% actually have a living trust or will. And one out of three respondents who don’t have a will reason that they don’t think they have sufficient assets to warrant estate planning.
When it comes to your financial legacy, business owners and executives who accumulate a significant amount of their net worth in their company’s stock rely on the current tax law stating that the basis in assets left to heirs is “stepped up” at death, to the fair market value as of the date of death.
A badly in debt woman dies leaving the proceeds of substantial insurance policies to her children only to have her trust contested by relatives who claim an amendment naming the children as beneficiaries is invalid with no witnesses, misspelled names, suspicious signatures and was never given to previous trustees for review as required by agreement. A long, expensive, and protracted legal battle likely is brewing.
Elder law attorneys can assist family caregivers in understanding their loved one’s current situation and outlining possible solutions for the future.
If you have a residence you would like to pass onto loved ones after your death, and you’re worried about your home going into probate, you may want to put your home in a property trust.
There are several known causes of Parkinson’s disease (PD). This condition is associated with decreased amounts of dopamine in a small area of the brain called the substantia nigra and in its projections to the basal ganglia (deep nuclei inside the brain).
As the calendar turned to 2023, many of us took a moment to think about resolutions. I want to lose 10 pounds. I want to read things that aren’t just about work. I want to learn how to play pickleball. Or maybe this year I’ll give a relationship another shot. Maybe I’ll even remarry.