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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

What Type of Planning Should a Child with Special Needs Have in Place?


The unique care needs of a child with special needs can run a wide range. Some children with special needs will be able to live independently. Others may need or eventually need 24-7 care. Oftentimes, a child with special needs will fall somewhere in between, needing assistance on occasion, but not all the time. No matter what type of care your child with special needs may have or eventually have, there are plans that can be put in place to help ensure they maintain quality of life far into the future.
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Monday, April 26, 2021

What Is a Spendthrift Trust?


There are so many different kinds of people in our lives that we care about and want to provide for. Do you have a loved one with whom you want to provide financial support, but worry about where this support will end up? From creditor issues to poor money management skills, it can be stressful to go back and forth on whether or not you want to risk giving assets to someone who may so easily lose everything. Here, we discuss the spendthrift trust, the possible solution to this problem you may have been grappling with.
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Friday, April 23, 2021

What Is a Third Party Special Needs Trust?


Do you have a loved one with special needs? If so, he or she may be receiving needs-based government benefits such as Medicaid or Social Security to help cover essential and basic costs. While these government benefits can act as a critical financial resource for many, they do not cover much more than the basics. As such, you may want to provide financial support for your loved one with special needs. This, however, can be tricky considering you do not want your financial report to jeopardize your loved one’s continued receipt of those need-based government benefits. Here is where a Read more . . .


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

A Prenuptial Agreement as an Estate Planning Document


Prenuptial agreements, or “prenups,” seem to have developed a bad reputation over the years. Allegations of dooming a marriage or preparing for a divorce before the marriage has even begun have become intertwined with the concept of a prenup. A prenuptial agreement, however, can be an extremely valuable legal tool. While there may be controversy surrounding prenups, we invite you to look past the common misconceptions surrounding them. Prenups have many uses, even in the Read more . . .


Monday, March 29, 2021

What Does Special Needs Mean?


You may have heard the term “special needs” in a variety of contexts. You may have even heard of special needs in the estate planning context. This is because there are several critical aspects of estate planning that should be addressed when planning for a person or a loved one with special needs.
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

What Is the Portability of the Estate Tax Exemption?


If you have a rather sizeable estate, it can be incredibly important to consider all of your estate planning options as the federal estate tax can take a large chunk of your estate’s value away from your heirs. The federal estate tax exemption will allow you to avoid some taxation as the exemption amount is subtracted from the value of the estate and only the remaining amount will be subject to the federal estate tax. In 2019, the federal estate tax exemption was at $11.
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Friday, February 26, 2021

What Are the Eligibility Requirements for Medicaid in North Carolina?


Many people may not think about Medicaid benefits until they actually need them. Medicaid provides critical benefits to individuals in need throughout the U.S.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Can Adult Children Be On the Hook for Their Parents’ Long Term Care Bills?


The costs of long-term care in the United States are hitting all-time highs. While the majority of us will require some type of long-term care, whether it be in-home care or nursing home care, the costs can be devastating. Any savings can be quickly eaten up by long-term care bills.
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Monday, February 22, 2021

What Are the Different Types of Trusts?


Trusts are often the less recognized and discussed aspect of estate planning. This is unfortunate because trusts can accomplish many things when properly utilized and implemented. A trust can help you avoid the costs and delays of probate.
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Friday, January 29, 2021

What Can You Accomplish with a Will?


A Last Will and Testament, simply referred to as a “will,” is probably one of the most notable estate planning tools. Most people know the basics of a will and think of it only in terms as a way to tell everyone else who you want your property to go to after you die. While a prominent part of the will, there is so much more that can be accomplished by a will and people should know about this as they consider the importance of estate planning.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

How Are Revocable Trusts Taxed?


During the estate planning process, the benefits, as well as the importance of various legal tools, are discussed. The potential advantages of having different types of Read more . . .


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