Estate Planning

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  • Article on Choosing Marriage June 23, 2017 Kaiponanea T. Matsumura recently published an Article entitled, Choosing Marriage, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Questions about the choice to marry have dominated the public discourse…
  • Five Ways to Bulletproof Your Estate Plan June 23, 2017 Estate planning involves more than simply drafting a will. It is a comprehensive strategy that has many facets. Competent estate planners can help protect you and your loved ones during retirement, set up plans in case of incapacity, help avoid...
  • CLE on 14th Annual Changes and Trends Affecting Special Needs Trusts June 23, 2017 University of Texas at Austin School of Law is holding a CLE entitled, 14th Annual Changes and Trends Affecting Special Needs Trusts, which will take place February 15-16, 2018, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Austin, Texas. Provided below...
  • Article on The Commissioners' Model of Ante-Mortem Probate June 23, 2017 Joe R. Savoie recently published an Article entitled, The Commissioners' Model of Ante-Mortem Probate, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Most jurisdictions within the United States…
  • New Jersey's Statue of Frauds Limits Oral Contracts June 23, 2017 As a general rule, oral contacts in New Jersey are enforceable – not that they are recommended; indeed. Our attorneys, we always recommend that contracts be in writing because they are easier to prove and leave less room for misunderstandings.…
  • Why do I need an Elder Law Attorney when applying for Medicaid benefits? June 23, 2017 Many people ask, "Why do I need an Elder Law attorney to help me apply for Medicaid benefits for a loved one entering a nursing home?" The simple answer: because Elder Law attorneys focus on this specific area of the law. They understand the rules of…
  • Fairfax Estate Planning Lawyer: Legal Planning After a Cancer Diagnosis June 23, 2017 The other day, I was asked by a doctor what are the top legal steps a Fairfax estate planning lawyer would advise patients to take after they have been diagnosed with cancer. The answer that I gave to him really applies to anyone that is diagnosed…
  • What are Crucial Retirement Planning Criteria? June 23, 2017 When it comes to retirement planning, there is a lot to consider. Retirement planning can be intimidating—especially with all of the jargon. What are some of these important terms and what do they mean for you? A recent Stock Investor recent…
  • Which Type of IRA Should I Choose? June 23, 2017 "Find out what you need to know, to make this key IRA decision."
  • How to Determine Residency for California State Income Tax Purposes June 23, 2017 The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) can come after snowbirds and other people who spend time in California, but maintain a tax residence in other states. For California income tax purposes, nonresidents are only taxed on income earned from…
  • Trial Tip: Project Cheer, Control, and Confidence June 23, 2017 Although trial attorneys should develop a trial style that fits their own personality, there are three things that every trial attorney should strive for. Good cheer. The judge and jury will appreciate it a trial attorney with generally good humor.…
  • Reineck v. Lemen and Virginia Powers of Attorney June 23, 2017 In Reineck v. Lemen, the Virginia Supreme Court interpreted a power of attorney to allow the agent thereunder to change the principal's estate plan. The opinion is interesting for what it reveals about the granting of hot powers (powers that, by…
  • Top How to Clean Your Mac Secrets June 23, 2017 The Do's and Don'ts of How to Clean Your Mac Remember to have a means mac os x cleaner to perform registry clean up. Registry errors can readily be repaired using an excellent registry cleaning computer software. Should you really should download a…
  • Lancaster County Assessment Notices are Out…Now What? June 23, 2017 By now you should have received your final assessment for your home's value. After opening the dreaded notice, it likely goes one of two ways – hopefully, the assessment is accurate and it's no big deal, but if your jaw hit the floor, don't…
  • Changing Directions June 23, 2017 I have decided to change the direction of Estateography a bit. Future posts will involve more analysis of Virginia law. The first post in this new direction is here: http://ychlaw.com/thorsen-v-rspca-comments/.
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  • Take a Walk June 23, 2017 Elderly people in the early stages of dementia would be well advised to take walks. Alzheimer's disease receives a lot of attention. However, that attention often comes at the cost of other forms of dementia. While treatments and cures for…
  • Are Your Marketing Pieces Printing with Blurry Images? June 23, 2017 Ever wondered why the images you so painstakingly downloaded from the web for your newsletter end up printing so fuzzy when they were so sharp onscreen? It's a matter of resolution. Not one of those resolutions you vow to follow each new year, but…
  • Understanding the Limitations of a Prenuptial Agreement June 23, 2017 Prenuptial agreements enable prospective spouses to decide and delineate, prior to marriage, their rights and obligations if their marriage ends – either because of the death of one spouse or by divorce. A prenuptial agreement allows you and…
  • Ontario's Non-Resident Speculation Tax June 23, 2017 Recently the Government of Ontario followed the heels of the British Columbia Government by introducing a "non-resident speculation tax" ("NRST"). The NRST will apply to the purchase or acquisition of an interest in residential property located in…