How to Lower New Jersey’s Estate Tax
New Jersey has one of the worst, if not the absolute worst, estate taxes in the country. It is one of two states that has an estate tax and an inheritance tax. Over the past 15 years the federal estate tax exemption, that amount
Medicaid Isn’t Just About the Finances
It’s something I always remind clients when we talk about Medicaid eligibility. Meeting the income and asset limits are not the only requirements. An applicant must also be medically eligible. What does that mean? An applicant must establish the need for nursing home level
Alert – Veterans Administration New Regulations Propose 3 Year Look Back
On January 23, 2015, the VA took the initiative in proposing new regulations that would penalize wartime veterans and their spouses up to 10 years for making gifts, if they wish to qualify for the VA’s Aid and Attendance program. As many readers of
Retitling Assets to Healthy Spouse to Qualify for Medicaid (Part 2)
Last week we were discussing Mary’s dilemma. Her husband, George, has Alzheimer’s Disease and is going to need some care at home. Mary is concerned that soon he will need nursing home level care and she wants to preserve their primary home and their second home.