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How to Avoid Inheritance Fights Among Your Adult Kids

By Mary W. Quigley, a journalist and author, Posted in AARP Online, Jan 17th, 2017 Adult siblings gather round a conference table in a lawyer’s office, arguing bitterly over an inheritance. “We never thought this would happen to our family,”

Posted in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Inheritance

Veterans Benefits Update

The VA and Medicaid landscape is ever changing, and always in favor of government. We wrote you last fall to advise you of the pending 36-month lookback for VA Aid and Attendance. The new rules would impose a 36-month look

Posted in 2016 Newsletter, Newsletter, Veterans Benefits

How Does My Family Access My Digital Assets?

More and more of our business and personal interactions are conducted online. We expect that our online communications are private; less so for social media than for, say, online banking. What happens to these accounts if we get sick or

Posted in 2016 Newsletter, Digital Assets, Newsletter

We’re In Our 70s, Should We Get Married?

On balance, the answer is “no.” Once married, both spouse’s assets must be counted for purposes of Medicaid eligibility. It is better to live in sin. However, as love does not have an age limit, many couples decide to marry

Posted in 2016 Newsletter, Medicaid, Newsletter, Trusts

What Happens To My Estate Plan If I Get Divorced?

It is important that each spouse revise his or her estate plan after divorce. While divorce automatically revokes spousal rights under a will, trust, and powers of attorney, it invariably leaves a void with respect to who is in charge

Posted in 2016 Newsletter, Estate Planning, Newsletter, Trusts

Is Your Estate Plan In Order?

The death of a celebrity, especially when it is sudden, captures our imagination. We want to know how they died and, of course, what will happen to their money. To us at Accettura and Hurwitz, these deaths are a reminder

Posted in 2016 Newsletter, Estate Planning, Newsletter, Trusts

Spring 2016 UPDATE

Our 2016 Fall Newsletter – Download for later

Posted in 2016 Newsletter, Elder Law

Blood and Money: Why Families Fight Over Inheritance and What To Do About It – Live Webinar | Lorman Education Services

Live Webinar – Gain an understanding of how to effectively help families get through nasty inheritance battles. Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 1:00 to 2:30 PM EST An accredited course organized by Lorman Education Services Veteran estate planning, elder law attorney,

Posted in Inheritance

FALL 2015 UPDATE

Our 2015 Fall Newsletter – Download for later

Posted in 2015 Newsletter, Elder Law

Four Key Reasons You Shouldn’t Pay Caregivers Under The Table

You are breaking tax, employment (and potentially immigration) laws; Your homeowners’ insurance likely won’t cover a worker injured in your home; You lose the medical deduction for which the expense likely qualifies; and Payments may be considered gifts that will

Posted in 2015 Newsletter, Elder Law