When it comes to estate planning at times parents may want to leave unequal amounts of property to their children. Now while they wish to leave more to one child versus the next they don’t want such a decision to come across as if they are favoring one child over another. It is important when…
In the articles section you can find blogs that discuss all areas of Estate Planning. By going to the articles section and reading some of the blogs you are able to better educate yourself on the different products and concepts of estate planning.
Estate Planning includes:
- Planning for pass through of assets upon death,
- Planning for minors (Setting up guardianship designations or special needs trusts),
- Utilizing tax mitigation strategies (for example the current gift tax exemption),
- Creating a form of asset protection (from creditors and predators or as a form of marital asset protection),
- Setting up healthcare proxies ( giving someone your trust the ability to make healthcare decisions for you in the event you are unable to do it for yourself),
- Setting up Power of Attorney (enabling someone to make executive decisions regarding your assets and finances in the event you are unable to and it is necessary),
- Medicaid or Retirement Planning (Divesting yourself of assets to qualify for Medicaid or Government subsidies),
- End of life planning using living will or last directive (Indicating burial requests and tube feeding or resuscitation in the event it is necessary).
In the articles section we have gone ahead to make it easier for you to find the topic of interest by creating subcategories. Our goal is to make it simple and easy for people to come to our website in order to educate themselves about the different types of trusts for example Revocable Trusts and Irrevocable Trusts or Special Needs Trusts and Supplemental Needs Trusts.
In the articles section you will find the following subcategories:
In this section you can find a broad stroke of articles/blogs covering all topics related to creating and understanding an estate plan.
A very common concern for people with families or high risk professions for example doctors, lawyers, policemen, firemen, accountants and so on. Newlyweds seeking marital protection and people with large cash liquidity might also be worried about their exposure and seek asset Protection.
At some point in our lives we are done working and are ready to retire and want to know the best practices for retiring. Here you can learn about pass through of assets, divesting of assets and planning for your final days.
Here you can learn about tax mitigation strategies.
Here you can learn about assigning guardianship for minors or assuming guardianship over a loved one who is mentally handicapped.
Everyone wants to plan for events while they are alive and not just after death learn more here.
What happens when someone dies or passes away with a Will.
Flexibility when it comes to planning.
The different types or forms of trusts and their uses.
Planning for Medicaid and Retirement.
Special Needs Trust
Planning for people with disabilities.
Planning for pass-through of assets.
Will and Trust
Different uses of having both documents a Will and some form of Trust.
If you are shopping around or look for ways to vet an Estate planning Attorney/Lawyer and wish to better educate yourself on the topic the articles section is for you.
In addition to the selection of either a Will or living trust, a comprehensive estate plan should include a Health Care Proxy and Living Will (sometimes within the same document) and a durable general Power of Attorney. The Health Care Proxy and Living Will address the termination of life support in the event of a…
We receive a lot of questions related to Medicaid and irrevocable trusts. Families usually reach us in order to receive guidance when their loved ones receive an unpleasant diagnosis, or they get admitted into an old age home. Under such circumstances, people start gaining knowledge and understanding about estate planning processes in order to protect…
When two lovebirds walk down the aisle, never in their wildest dreams do they imagine that their future marriage could culminate in divorce. It may seem like a logical conclusion, with approximately 9 divorces per 1000 individuals in the state of New York, but most of us refuse to see that side of the coin…
An essential part of estate planning in NYC is preparing a legalized document with extensive details about how you want your funds to be used and distributed after you pass. One method to ensure that your last wishes are fulfilled is by creating a living trust in NYC. There are many plus points involved when…
A living revocable trust helps individuals avoid probate, and the hassles and expenses that come with it. It also allows individuals to keep their estate private, so that it is only available to their immediate family in case of their demise. This legalized document enables you to appoint a trustee who is responsible for holding…
Life treats all living beings very differently. There are some who are blessed with every possible amenity available. They walk through life without experiencing physical, social or financial complexities. This is not to say that they don’t have their fair share of troubles, but they can usually find a way through and continue on their…
In 1993, a monumental change was made by the United States Congress, affecting the landscape of estate planning. It was in that year when Congress granted special needs trusts a legal status. This allowed parents, family, and other interested parties invest in the well-being of a person with disabilities. As defined in Section 7-1.12 in…
Most people will rarely bother to make a concerted effort to educate themselves when it comes to dealing with trusts, wills, and probate. The very thought of what happens in the wake of someone’s death is something people avoid quite actively. It just so happens that the matter of estate planning also comes under the…
You would be surprised by how easy it is to find free templates on the internet that can help you to write up your own will. There are resources online that you can spend little money on in order to get a whole “kit”, which will help you to write your own will. There are…