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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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What are Penalties When Contributing to or Withdrawing From Retirement Accounts?

 March 28, 2022 | | |
Building and living off a nest egg is tough. However, you can make the situation even more difficult if you run afoul of some key laws governing retirement accounts.
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Can I Add Children’s Names to my House Deed?

 March 25, 2022 | | |
It’s true that if your child is on your deed as a joint tenant on your home, your home will not have to go through probate if your child survives you. At your death, your surviving child would immediately become the sole owner of your home without probate and with minimal transfer costs.
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Must I Sell Parent’s Home if They Move to a Nursing Facility?

 March 24, 2022 | |
Reaching the point where you need to consider residential options for your mother can be overwhelming. Not only is it emotionally fraught, there are also financial and legal considerations.
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Can Grandchildren Receive Inheritances?

 March 23, 2022 | | |
Children and grandchildren motivate us to think about a will and life insurance. However, it is problematic to name minor children as beneficiaries.
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Union, NJ 07083

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Wayne, NJ 07470

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Hackensack, NJ 07601

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