As estate planning lawyers, we often get asked “What does decedent mean?”.  “Decedent” is a legal term related to estate planning and one that refers to a person who has…

As a trust beneficiary, you may feel that you are at the mercy of the trustee, but depending on the type of trust, beneficiaries may have rights to ensure the…

Are you wondering, ‘What is IRMAA?’  When it comes to estate planning, IRMAA Medicare premiums may affect the tax planning strategies for certain individuals. As we near retirement, we may…

Following the death of a family member, you may find yourself needing to sort through many possessions accumulated over the deceased’s lifetime. An estate sale is one way to distribute…

You had a loving relationship with your mother and she always said she would leave everything to you and your siblings, but after she died, you discover she had recently…

What is a GRAT trust? Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs) ­are a mechanism by which wealthier individuals and couples can transfer appreciating assets to their heirs and minimize gift or…

Many people wonder – springing vs non springing power of attorney, what’s the difference? A power of attorney is a document that grants various powers and responsibilities to a trusted…

As the name suggests, ABC’s TV show Modern Family depicts the relationships and experiences between a fictional extended family. In this blog, our lawyers for estate issues our take a…

Many of our clients have reached out to find out information about grants for wheelchair accessible vehicles, grants for handicap vans, and handicapped vehicle loans. Maintaining independence is fundamental for…

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