Estate Planning and Health Care

Estate Planning and Health Care

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]When it comes to health care issues to address in conjunction with your estate planning, there are generally three principal documents that need to be considered. While everyone needs these three basic...
Throw That Old Power of Attorney Away

Throw That Old Power of Attorney Away

With the estate tax laws changing it’s time for everyone to rethink their Power of Attorney documents. When the estate tax exemption was $600,000, there was a real sensitivity to putting certain powers in a Power of Attorney that could trigger significant estate tax...
No More Asset Protection for IRAs?

No More Asset Protection for IRAs?

Well, yes and no.  While a traditional IRA is still an asset-protected account, the U. S. Supreme Court recently ruled that “inherited” IRAs are not subject to the same asset protection status.  Most people, including most attorneys, believed that all IRAs had special...
Robin Williams & His Living Trust

Robin Williams & His Living Trust

Robin Williams, like more and more people, had a Living Trust.  A Living Trust will allow a person to leave his or her estate free of “probate”.  When you die, everything you own (without a beneficiary designation) will be part of probate.  Probate is the...