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

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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

Thinking about end of the year gift giving? | Farmington Voice

by Joni Hubred-Golden, in coordination with P. Mark Accettura | posted in “From our partners” Farmington Voice | December 16, 2015 Gifting is an important part of our estate and elder law practice at Accettura & Hurwitz. Strategic gifting accelerates

Posted in Farmington Voice

FALL 2015 UPDATE

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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

Caregiver Contracts Now Required

While Caregiver Contracts for services provided by family members have been required by Medicaid for many years, effective October 1, 2015 they are required for independent caregivers. The new policy applies not only to services normally associated with personal care

Posted in 2015 Newsletter, Elder Law

New VA Rules

While Medicaid eligibility is affected by gifts made within five years of application, the VA program known as Aid and Attendance does not currently penalize those who have gifted away their assets in order to qualify for the benefit. As

Posted in 2015 Newsletter, Veterans Benefits

How Much May I Gift Annually?

Gifting is an important part of our estate and elder law practice. Strategic gifting accelerates eligibility for VA benefits and Medicaid. Unfortunately, nothing seems to confuse folks more than the rules concerning gifting. In a nutshell, each of us may

Posted in 2015 Newsletter, Inheritance

Ladybird Deeds and the new Uncapping Rules

As reported in our Fall 2014 Newsletter, recent legislation prevents property tax assessment uncapping for most death-time residential real estate transfers to close family members. It now appears (although the jury is still out), however, that transfers at death via

Posted in 2015 Newsletter, Newsletter

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Blood & Money

"Inheritance disputes are not so much about money. People fight over the love they feel they did not receive.”

Psychiatrist/Author
Reuven Bar-Levav, M.D.

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