How Can the Government Tell Me I Canât Help My Family? (Part 2)
Letâs pick up where we left off with Mary. Her son, Jim is unemployed and Mary has been giving him funds totaling $50,000 over the last 6 months to help him pay his bills. And she intends to continue doing so until he finds a job. While Mary is 70,
How Can the Government Tell Me I Can’t Help My Family?
Mary had been reading my blog posts for some time now about the need to plan ahead for long term care. Something struck a chord with her and she called. She has a home and about $200,000 in investments. While still healthy, she is 70 and thinking about the future.
I Don’t Have an Estate Tax Problem — Do I?
A few months back I wrote about how estates up to $3,500,000 are not subject to federal estate tax and that the tax will be eliminated in 2010. For this reason, when people call our office to discuss estate planning they will often begin by saying that they are not
New York’s New Power of Attorney – What Does it Mean for You?
On September 1, 2009 New Yorkâs new power of attorney law became effective. There has been much written about it. The intent of lawmakers was to correct the financial abuses that seem to increase in frequency, probably due to the aging of our populace. As with any new law, however,