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In my blog post last week I wrote about 1st party special needs trusts, which are helpful in maintaining Medicaid benefits for someone who may receive an unexpected inheritance or the proceeds of a personal injury settlement.  1st party SNTs, however, can only be funded when the beneficiary is under age

We have recently received a number of calls inquiring about Medicaid compliant annuities.  Similar to QITs which I wrote about here a couple of months ago, there is much misunderstanding of what is and is not a Medicaid compliant annuity (MCA) and when it can be used.  First, let’s clearly define an

In my post last week, I reviewed what we know so far about President Biden’s proposed tax law changes.  One change would increase the tax rate on capital gains, which currently is taxed at a  lower rate than  regular income. Another change relates to the provision that wipes out the capital gains tax for

So often when we receive a call from a child of an aging parent in crisis, it’s about the signs of declining mental and physical capabilities leading to the discovery of a financial crisis.  This decline in health and cognition usually means a decline in the ability to manage assets such as keeping