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How Do You Get a Power of Attorney?

 April 12, 2022 | |
To get power of attorney (POA), the person granting you that power must name you as the agent to have the powers specified in the POA document. It must be signed by the giver while s/he is sound of mind.
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What are the Current Gift Tax Limits?

 April 10, 2022 | | |
In 2017, Congress doubled the exemption starting in 2018, and the amount will continue to rise with inflation through 2025. This expansion helped reduce the number of taxable estates to about 1,300 for returns filed in 2020 from about 5,200 in 2017, according to the latest IRS data.
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Some Financial Concerns Before Remarrying

 April 8, 2022 | | |
You may want to consider some financial issues before walking down the aisle again.
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Is Your Elderly Parent Being Scammed?

 April 7, 2022 | |
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many older adults are more socially isolated than ever—and thus more vulnerable to being financially victimized.
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What are Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes?

 April 6, 2022 | | |
Beyond not making a will at all, here are the biggest mistakes that estate planning attorneys see clients make.
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How To Live a Comfortable Life as a Senior?

 April 5, 2022 | |
Recently, WHO revealed that the percentage of global citizens over 60 years will double from 12% to 22% between 2015 and 2050.
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How Does Gift Tax Exclusion Work?

 April 3, 2022 | |
In 2022, the annual exclusion for Federal Gift Taxes increased to $16,000 per person per year. Although there is near-universal acceptance of the importance of gifting, there are several issues you should consider before making any gifts.
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How To Talk to Your Parents About Estate Planning?

 April 1, 2022 | |
If you have a parent over the age of, say, 65, thoughts about their future may have started to creep into your mind. But because end-of-life planning can be emotional and overwhelming, it’s tempting to put these conversations off — and even more pleasing to avoid them altogether. If there’s a lesson to be learned from the pandemic, however, it’s that waiting until the last minute to prepare is seldom a good idea.
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Why Should You Give Your Money Away?

 March 31, 2022 | |
Everyone likes money, right? Giving money to family or friends can also be a smart tax planning move.
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How Can You Obtain Power of Attorney?

 March 30, 2022 | |
For those of us involved as care providers for someone having difficulty handling his/her own affairs, whether it’s a family member or not, requires that we have the legal authority to do what’s in that person’s best interest.
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Law Firm of Benjamin Eckman
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1767 Morris Ave., Suite 314
Union, NJ 07083

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73 Mt. View Blvd.,
Wayne, NJ 07470

1 University Drive, Suite 609
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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