5 Reasons for You to Update Your Living Trust When you have finally settled down on the couch after that meeting with your attorney, the last thing you want to talk about it updating your living trust. We know what you’re thinking. It’s hard enough getting around to creating an estate plan the first time…
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.
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Estate Planning Advice for Same-Sex Couples in the Bronx When the revolutionary designer Gianni Versace died with a gunshot wound, his live-in partner was not given any part in his state. Everything Versace owned, including his brand name, was passed down to his blood relatives, and his domestic companion got nothing out of his rightful…
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Don’t Trust a Retirement Planning Lawyer in Long Island Unless They Know These 3 Things When you are vetting a Retirement Planning Lawyer in Long Island, you need to know that you are working with somebody that you can trust and who has your best interests in mind. This is the last stretch of your…
The Secret Tips Retirement Planning Lawyers in Queens Aren’t Telling You When it comes to retirement planning here in Queens, there are a slew of attorneys chomping at the bit to give you advice or take on your case and fill their pockets. Unfortunately, there are far fewer attorneys who really understand how to take…
WHY DO I NEED AN ESTATE PLAN? Would you ask the same question about home insurance, if you are a home owner? Or would you ask this same question about car insurance, if you are a driver? The answer is you need one because it is an essential part of your affairs as an adult…