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Relevant answers to the most common questions about estate planning and elder law.

Tax Considerations

What About Death Taxes?

Lindsey, How do I protect my family when I pass away so that all my money won’t go to pay death taxes? – Keisha Keisha, …

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Asset Protection

Can I Disinherit My Spouse?

Melissa, my wife and I have always kept our finances separate.  She has plenty of money and doesn’t need anything from me, so when I …

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Estate Planning

What Types Of Trust Are Out There?

James, I was talking with a friend at church she and her husband just made a family Trust. Is that different from a living trust? …

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Probate

How Can We Keep This Out of Probate?

Justin, my dad recently passed away, and my mom has been hit with a surprise that we don’t know how to handle.  She recently received …

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Asset Protection

What If It’s Just Us?

Lindsey, my wife and I don’t have any children? Who will receive our assets once we are gone? – Jared Jared, if you have a …

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Medicaid Benefits

Does Mom Need An Attorney To Get On Medicaid?

Melissa, my father just passed away, and my mother is going to live in a nursing home.  All Mom has is her home, a couple …

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Estate Planning

What Are The Options For Dad’s Care?

James, dad’s health has been failing for the last few years but has been able to live on his own up until now. I am …

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Estate Planning

What Ancestry Surprise?

Lindsey, my husband recently submitted his DNA to learn more about his ancestry.  In the process, he discovered he had a daughter he never knew …

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Veterans Benefits

Are There Programs To Help With Home Care?

Justin, My name is Pam and I am a long-time reader of your column.  I am writing about my mother, Geraldine.  She lives at home …

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Medicaid Benefits

Does a Beneficiary Deed Protect the House from Medicaid?

Melissa, in 2010, my mom went to a lawyer, did a Beneficiary Deed on her home to us kids, and the deed was recorded at …

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