Some Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Are Snatching Residents' Pandemic Relief Checks, FTC Warns

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning residents of long-term care facilities and their families that some facilities may unlawfully require residents who are on Medicaid to sign over their $1,200 pandemic relief checks.

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Prenuptial Agreements Can Be an Estate Planning Tool

As more and more people marry more than once, prenuptial agreements have become an important estate planning tool. Without a prenuptial agreement, your new spouse may be able to invalidate your existing estate plan.

How to Avoid Problems as a Trustee

Being a trustee is a big responsibility and if you don’t perform your duties properly, you could be personally liable. That’s why it’s important to hire the right people to guide you in this important role.

Coronavirus Relief Funds Paid to Deceased Americans Must Be Returned

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, some 150 million Americans received economic relief payments, including potentially millions of deceased individuals. After weeks of silence, the IRS has finally explained what to do with the funds.

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The Ongoing Debate Over Death with Dignity

According to a 2017 Gallup poll, 73% of Americans support laws allowing patients to seek the assistance of a physician in ending their life. Another Gallup poll, conducted in 2018, found that 72% of Americans believe doctors should be allowed by law to end a terminally ill patient’s life if the patient and his or

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Does your Estate Plan Cover Incapacity During lifetime? 

Most of us think that we have created a comprehensive estate plan if our plan covers all occurrences that may arise after our death. Unfortunately, this is a dangerous mistake. Estate planning is not limited to death planning. There are several ways in which your estate plan can drastically impact you and your loved ones’

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Estate Planning Deficiences of “I Love You” Wills

No aspect of estate planning brings out as much emotional decision-making as the division of assets.  Many people think, “I love you”, so I will leave you everything.  In order to understand why “I love you”  wills are, contrary to their name and not the most caring of estate planning gestures, it is important to