Proposed VA Asset Transfer Regulations Will Change Our Approach to Planning

On January 23, 2015, the Department Of Veterans Affairs issued proposed regulations which would make significant changes to the determination of Net Worth, the treatment of pre-application Asset Transfers, and the deductibility of medical expenses in determining countable income.  [1]  To the extent these become final, they will dramatically impact planning strategies that advocates have Read Full Article

Who Can Serve as Executor?

  Last Updated: 9/28/2009 10:45:17 AM One important reason to have a will is to be able to name your executor (also called a personal representative). An executor is the person responsible for managing the administration of your estate after you die. If you don’t choose an executor, the court will choose one for you. Read Full Article

Making the Golden Years Golden

  Last Updated: 9/10/2009 3:50:46 PM Eva Mor. Making the Golden Years Golden. Authorhouse. Bloomington, Ind. 2009. 295 pages. $17.95 from Amazon (click on book to order) As we age, new issues confront us — from where to live to who can provide care to how to avoid scams. Making the Golden Years Golden addresses Read Full Article

Don’t Leave Children Unequal Shares By Mistake

  Last Updated: 8/26/2009 10:48:41 AM Siblings do not always receive equal shares of a parent's estate. Sometimes the inequality is intentional and sometimes it is accidental. Regardless of how it happens, it can cause arguments among the children. However, there are some steps parents can take to promote family harmony. If you intend to Read Full Article