Vice might be nice, as the old saying goes, but can things like cigarettes, alcohol, and pornography be paid for out of a special needs trust (SNT)? The answer is…

In a groundbreaking move that could have repercussions in certain other states, California is the first state to phase out the asset limit for Medicaid eligibility, and thus the requirement…

Depending on which statistics you believe, between 40 and 50 percent of first marriages will end in divorce or permanent separation, and second marriages fare even worse. While there is…

  After being off-limits to most members of the public since March 2020, Social Security Administration (SSA) offices are set to reopen on March 30, 2022, barring an unexpected snag…

The maximum amount that can be contributed each year to an ABLE account for a person with disabilities rose $1,000 to $16,000 on January 1, 2022.  The figure, which is…

With incentive trusts, parents and grandparents can ensure that the assets they leave to the next generation will be protected and spent wisely. Many parents or grandparents with sizable amounts…

Acting as an agent under a power of attorney is a big responsibility and it isn’t something everyone can take on. It is possible to resign or refuse the position….

Serving as a trustee of a trust can be a huge responsibility, so trustees are entitled to compensation for their work. The amount of compensation depends on the type of…

Gifting assets to your grandchildren can do more than help your descendants get a good start in life — it can also reduce the size of your estate and the…

Elder law and estate planning serve two different — but equally vital — functions. The main difference is that elder law is focused on preserving your assets during your lifetime,…

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