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Will You Receive a Social Security Award Letter?

Posted on: September 5, 2023
There are different types of Social Security benefits available, and the type of letter you get will depend on your application.
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medicaid planning

How Can an Elder Law Attorney Help You?

Posted on: August 30, 2023
Elder law is a specialized legal practice area that focuses on the unique legal needs of older adults.
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How Does the IRS Rule on Inherited IRAs Work?

Posted on: August 30, 2023
Before the original SECURE Act, IRA owners who died were able to leave their accounts to their children, grandkids, or other non-spouse individual beneficiaries, and heirs could stretch required minimum distributions (RMDs) over their own lifetimes, thus allowing the funds in the accounts to grow tax-free for decades.
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What is an Irrevocable Funeral Trust?

Posted on: August 16, 2023
An irrevocable funeral trust is a way of setting money aside to pay for your funeral and burial expenses.
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Should I Use a Medicaid Attorney When I Apply for the Program?

Posted on: August 16, 2023
Navigating the complexities of government healthcare programs can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to applying for Medicaid.
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What are the Biggest Mistakes People Make with Social Security?

Posted on: August 1, 2023
Whether you're counting on Social Security to fund most of your retirement income or supplement it, you want to make sure you get all of the money you're entitled to.
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What Is a ‘Step-Up’ in Basis in Estate Administration?

Posted on: July 27, 2023
The “step-up” in basis has to do with the calculation of the capital gains on the sale of property.
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What Happens to Digital Assets on Death?

Posted on: July 17, 2023
If you haven’t properly accounted for these things, your heirs may not be able to access these assets when you’re gone.
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Completed Gifts to Grantor Trusts Not Eligible for Section 1014 Step-Up

Posted on: July 17, 2023
On March 30, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Ruling 2023-2, which directly impacts a wide range of irrevocable trusts, including grantor retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, insurance trusts and other intentionally defective ‘grantor trusts.’
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