For couples who face depleting their own assets, using a Medicaid-compliant annuity could be a way to preserve assets and still qualify for Medicaid.
Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog
A competent elder law or estate attorney can discuss and use, where appropriate, such provisions as the family exemption, benefits to prepaying inheritance tax, even where the tax return is not yet complete and a listing of itemized deductions.
Seeking a guardianship for a loved one is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here’s how the process works.
Losing your spouse is a painful, confusing time, but add to that repeated calls from an aggressive debt collector and a bad situation suddenly can get even worse.
About 1.5 million Americans become widows and widowers in a normal year, but the pandemic has boosted that significantly. The National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University estimates that about 380,000 of more than 700,000 people in the U.S. who have died from Covid were married.
Most people have heard that each individual is allowed to gift $15,000 per year to another person without paying a gift tax. However, exactly what the gift tax is, and the consequences of going beyond $15,000, are less clear.
Inheriting an IRA from a parent has a unique set of rules you need to know, which will help you make the most of the money you inherit and avoid a tax-time surprise.
The cost of a stay in a New Jersey nursing home can run anywhere between $125,000.00 and $150,000.00 per year. The primary payer for this is Medicaid. Medicaid, unlike Medicare is a welfare program, which covers the medical needs of New Jersey residents over 65, blind...
Eleanor Frenkel, the director of Visiting Homemaker Home Health Aide Service of Bergen County, is our guest blogger for the week of July 1, 2013. Her topic is retaining independence in your own home. Visiting Homemaker Home Health Aide Service is Bergen County’s only...