Last week we were talking about Mary, who is losing out on a $500,000 401k her husband left to her in his will. So, why is the 401k custodian telling her she isn’t entitled to it? The reason is that the will does not automatically control how all property
Mary called after her husband, John had died. She had questions about his will and his 401k. Mary was John’s second wife and he had two daughters from his first marriage. Between his first and second marriages, John had designated his daughters as the beneficiaries of his life insurance
Last week I was telling you about Sara, who called about her Mom. Dad left the house to Sara and her sisters but because of something called the elective share, I told Sara that the house may not be entirely protected when it is time to file for Medicaid
Sara called because her mom, living at home, needed nursing home care and would need Medicaid after spending down her remaining $20,000 of assets. She told me that her dad had died 3 years earlier. I asked her about what happened since then. Sara explained that Mom’s health had steadily
Last week we were discussing a little known law that can be a boon to seniors. The Pension Protection Act of 2006 contains provisions that allow individuals to use their annuity cash value to purchase long term care coverage. Let’s look at an example of how that can work.