Planning For the Terminally Ill

Should a person who is terminally ill be able to control how and when they die? This issue has received national attention recently due to the well publicized cases of Brittany Maynard, a 29 year old woman diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor who moved to Oregon (one of only three states with statutes allowing

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Blended Families | Clifford M. Cohen

Now that the estate tax exemption has been stabilized at $5,000,000 and a husband and wife can actually give up to $10,000,000 at death (plus an indexed amount tied to inflation), to their loved ones, tax free, many people believe that estate planning is no longer necessary. This of course is a myth. Although tax

Long-Term Care Insurance | Clifford M. Cohen

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, almost 10% of the population in 2011 was 65 years of age or older. Make no mistake, our population is aging and our life expectancy is growing well beyond what any of us could have imagined. Consequently, paying for one’s long-term health care is an ever-increasing problem.  With the

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