As we enter the new year, it’s a good time to think about updating your plan. This includes your entire plan, including Powers of Attorney. Powers of Attorney are part of even the simplest estate … [Read more...] about Updating Your Plan: Powers of Attorney
It’s Better to Give, Especially This Year
Normally, you must itemize your deductions in order to benefit from them. In 2020, the standard deduction amount is $12,400 for individuals and $24,800 for married couples filing jointly. But this … [Read more...] about It’s Better to Give, Especially This Year
What Is a HIPAA Release?
The acronym HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. In this post, we will explain why this piece of legislation is something to take into consideration when … [Read more...] about What Is a HIPAA Release?
Estate Planning with Beth
Watch HERE to see Attorney Beth Mitchell discuss the basics of Estate Planning. If you think you or someone you know would benefit from a FREE 1hr estate planning consultation by phone, schedule at … [Read more...] about Estate Planning with Beth
Shrunken Asset Values Open Estate Planning Opportunities
COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, has been a challenge confronting countries around the world. Not only has COVID-19 been challenging healthcare systems, but the social distancing required to combat … [Read more...] about Shrunken Asset Values Open Estate Planning Opportunities
Use Trust Protectors for Added Protection and Flexibility
Trust Protectors are increasingly popular in trusts. This article examines how Trust Protectors can add flexibility to your trust. This flexibility helps achieve your goals and can protect the … [Read more...] about Use Trust Protectors for Added Protection and Flexibility
How Will You Obtain the Care You Need?
What’s the right direction for you in planning for the help you might need in the future? Seven in ten of us will need long-term care at some point in our lives. Here are possible paths for covering … [Read more...] about How Will You Obtain the Care You Need?
Income Tax Basis in Estate Planning
Income tax basis is important in estate planning. This article examines what happens to an asset’s basis when it is gifted. It then examines what happens to the basis of an asset when someone dies … [Read more...] about Income Tax Basis in Estate Planning
Income Tax Basis
Income tax basis is important in tax and estate planning. This article examines the concept of income tax basis, how one acquires a basis, how it gets adjusted, etc. The article then examines how the … [Read more...] about Income Tax Basis