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It is never an easy decision to disinherit a child. People who have made that difficult decision, need to understand that it is also difficult to legally do so. Sometimes parents think they have no other choice but to disinherit one of their children. They can decide this for many... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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If you would like to take advantage of the new lifetime gift tax exemption limit before it reverts to a lesser amount in a few years, you have many options for doing so. The recently passed tax reform law doubled the lifetime gift tax exemption from previous levels. However, the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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Many different people and groups in the U.S. are beginning to seek ways to turn death into a positive experience, that focuses on the person involved. Death has typically been something of a taboo subject in our culture. We all know that it will eventually happen to us, but we... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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A settlement has been reached in the estate of Sheila von-Wiese Mack, a wealthy Chicago woman who was the victim of a gruesome murder in 2014. Sheila von-Wiese Mack created a relatively simple estate plan. She created a trust, whose sole beneficiary was her daughter Heather Mack. Heather was to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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The details of the will of the late writer Tom Wolfe have been released to the public. The author Tom Wolfe was always viewed as being a little bit eccentric, if for no other reason than he always wore a white suit. He wore the white suit, even when he... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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When you start to think about what you want your will to say, it can be helpful to begin with a seemingly minor detail and first decide who you want as your executor. People sometimes delay creating a will, because it can seem like an overwhelming task to figure out... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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A California Appeals Court has issued a stay order against a lower court's ruling that had declared the state's doctor-assisted suicide law unconstitutional. Several states have passed laws allowing doctors to assist terminally ill patients who want to commit suicide. Whenever these laws are passed, there is always some controversy.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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A New York attorney has plead guilty to criminal charges stemming from a scheme to defraud his elderly clients of millions of dollars for his own personal benefit. There has been an aggressive effort in recent years by law enforcement agencies to combat the growing problem of elder abuse. It... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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An organization whose purpose is to promote the interests of older Americans might seem unlikely to be worried too much about student loan debt, but the AARP sees the issue as a growing part of its mission. Many Americans decide to go to college, after being in the workforce for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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A New Jersey teacher left a surprisingly large gift for students in will, that will help pay for college. Genevieve Via Cava taught for years as a special education teacher in New Jersey. She was not a particularly well-known person outside of those she taught. However, she was apparently a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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In a recent ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Minnesota law that affects how some life insurance policies in the state should be interpreted after a divorce. After a couple divorces, estate law typically assumes that neither of the ex-spouses wants the other to receive any death benefits. If... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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When people go gambling with money that is not theirs, the results are rarely like the movies. The 1990s movie Empire Records was not well received by film critics. However, it has become a cult classic for fans. The movie starts with an employee of an independent music store taking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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Some people think that the future of estate planning is in using blockchain technology to manage it. You may have heard a lot about blockchain. It is the new thing everyone is trying to figure out, so they can take advantage of it. If something can be digitized, there are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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Warren Buffett has some advice for wealthy people who are concerned that their heirs will lack motivation, after they receive a large inheritance. One thing that wealthy parents routinely worry about when giving their children a large inheritance, is whether it will stifle any motivation to go out and earn... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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Congress has passed an exception to not-for-profit law that will allow the Newman's Own company to continue operating as it currently does. Other charities might also be able to take advantage of it. There has always been a problem with the Newman's Own line of grocery products. It has nothing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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There are many reasons that people get estate plans. However, those reasons fall into a few general categories. People who do not have estate plans, often wonder why they should get one. People want to know what they and their family can get out of an estate plan. In large... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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To get the most out of Social Security benefits, it is very important that older Americans understand how the system works, before they start to get benefits. An alarming number do not. On the surface, Social Security is a fairly simple concept to grasp. People pay into it, while they... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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Before you decide to use the forms of an online service for your legal documents, you should read the disclaimer on the website. Some websites make it very easy to get legal documents prepared. All you do is pay a small fee, download some forms, read the directions and fill... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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When people are at or near retirement age, they can benefit greatly by visiting an elder law attorney. To get the most out of the visit, it is important to know what to expect. Many people are not quite clear about what elder law attorneys do. Some people think they... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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The doubling of the estate tax exemption might mean you do not have to pay that tax. However, if you are not careful, you could end up paying more in capital gains taxes than necessary. It is assumed by most people that since the federal estate tax exemption was doubled... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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People who inherit a lot of wealth and are not ready to deal with it, can run into a lot of problems. Everyone is aware that it is not a good idea to let minor children inherit a lot of wealth and leave them to manage it on their own.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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It is a good idea to get organized, if your want to make things easier for your family after you pass away. Doing so is also likely to help you now. Have you have ever needed to find a particular document and do not remember exactly where you put it?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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If you move to another state when you retire, there could be more options. Many older Americans are choosing other states to live in during their retirement years. Traditionally, when Americans move after they retire, they choose to go to a state with a warm climate. Arizona and Florida are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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When planning for your estate, you can get bogged down in tax issues and forget about other concerns. However, it is important to remember that there are principles at stake, other than taxes. Estate planning is not a valueless endeavor. When people start deciding how they would like their estates... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning
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Mothers often struggle when planning their estates. It is because they desire to provide for all of their children but come in conflict with a desire to make sure that all of their children are taken care of adequately. Most mothers worry about their children, long after the children have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Cincinnati, Ohio Estate Planning