October 2015 Posts

  • Incentive Trusts: Ensuring That an Inheritance Will Be Well Spent

    Many parents or grandparents with sizable amounts of money to pass on to their heirs are apprehensive about the effect it many have on their children or grandchildren. In some instances, they fear that the recipients will misspend the funds on drugs, fancy cars or failing businesses. In other cases, the fear is simply that their children will lose their drive to achieve and overcome barriers that may present themselves if there's no financial necessity to do so....
  • Woman's Efforts to Change Will Without Professional Assistance Backfire

    Just as making a will without the help of a qualified attorney can be dangerous, trying to change an existing will on your own can fail as well. A recent court decision in Minnesota serves as a cautionary reminder to anyone thinking of altering their estate plan on their own. ...
  • Incentives to Keep Working While You Collect Social Security

    In general, it is better to wait as long as possible before taking Social Security benefits, but sometimes it is necessary to start taking benefits early. However, if you are able to continue working while receiving benefits, you may be able to increase your overall benefit. In addition, although your benefits may be reduced due to your work, you can recoup those lost benefits....
  • My employer now offers wellness benefits as part of its employee benefits package. But what are they?

    It's no surprise that your company has started offering wellness benefits, since many employers are already offering these types of programs as part of an overall employee benefits package....
  • Key projected figures for 2016

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  • Court Approves Use of Short-Term Annuities for Medicaid Planning

    Immediate annuities are among the tools elder law attorneys use to help married nursing home residents qualify for Medicaid coverage while protecting the standard of living of the healthy spouse and to help preserve assets for the families of unmarried or widowed nursing home residents....
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