Blog Posts in 2018

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  • Is Your Drinking Water Safe?
    Is Your Drinking Water Safe?

    Adults, children, and babies all need water every day of their lives. In fact, after air, water is the most essential element needed to sustain human life. Because water plays such an important part ...

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  • My Child is Disabled & on a Government Program. Can I Leave Them Anything in My Will?
    My Child is Disabled & on a Government Program. Can I Leave Them Anything in My Will?

    Typically, assets which are left in a will to a disabled child will act to reduce or eliminate eligibility for governmental benefits until those assets have been exhausted. There is, however, a ...

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  • You and Your Doctor(s): 5 Things to Know Now
    You and Your Doctor(s): 5 Things to Know Now

    You may just think about your doctor as the person who is there to help you get better. But after an injury, your doctor and care team – and the communication you have with them – can end up being one ...

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  • Modifying Irrevocable Trusts
    Modifying Irrevocable Trusts

    My grandmother set up a trust of which I am a beneficiary. She has passed away and I am told the trust can’t be changed. There are provisions in the trust that do need to be modified. Is that ...

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  • I heard there is a change in the federal estate tax law. What is it?
    I heard there is a change in the federal estate tax law. What is it?

    Effective January 1, 2018, the new federal estate tax exemption amount was increased to $11,200,000 per person. That means a husband and wife can leave combined assets of $22,400,000 without paying ...

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  • Can I still make a $10,000 gift to an individual without  having to worry about gift taxes?
    Can I still make a $10,000 gift to an individual without having to worry about gift taxes?

    Yes. On January 1, 2018, the amount of what’s called the annual exclusion amount from gift taxes was increased to $15,000. There is no problem with you giving up to $15,000 to any one individual in ...

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