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“Some 1,000 luxury items from the Hollywood mansion of 1950s Hungarian hottie Zsa Gabor will go on the auction block next month, including the gilt, four-poster bed she shared with husbands six through nine.” Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Van Dyck Law
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“Here are three challenges that scare Gen Xers with advisors, a lot more than the ability to cover basic post-retirement expenses.” Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Van Dyck Law
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“Today’s federal income tax rates might be the lowest you’ll see for the rest of your life.” Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Van Dyck Law
“Ingvar Kamprad was one of the richest men on the planet. But his heirs will only get a fraction of his billions.” Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Van Dyck Law
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“Whether a variable annuity is a good option, depends on all sorts of related financial considerations, including other sources of income in retirement and your individual situation and goals.” Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Van Dyck Law
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“Balancing a retirement and college savings can be overwhelming.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“A woman who stabbed her husband while he slept but was later found not guilty by reason of insanity, isn’t entitled to receive surviving spouse pension benefits.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“To avoid post-divorce financial trouble, I recommend that you and your ex, through your attorneys, create an action plan setting forth what steps you will each take, and by when, to enact your settlement agreement.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“Medicaid utilizes a five-year lookback to determine if you gave assets away within five years of your application for benefits. Transferring the home could make you ineligible for a period of time.” Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“A family dispute is playing out in Napa Superior Court between two daughters of Ed Keith, a Napa landlord, vintner and businessman, over what happened to their father’s $92 million estate, including $38 million earmarked for a foundation intended to benefit disadvantaged youth.” Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“It seems fair to say, 11 years after James Brown’s death, that his estate planning has failed in its major mission: to distribute his wealth efficiently.” Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“The idea of planning a funeral is generally not at the top of anyone's "to do" list. It's a job that almost always falls to the spouse, children, or close friend of a deceased. Expressing your preferences or actually making the formal arrangements can truly be a gift to your family and friends.” Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“Strategies to avoid the inheritance tax when you leave your estate to nieces.” Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“With wealth for millennials set to double in the next 20 years, it’s time to get over the awkwardness and have the conversation now.” Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“The Tenth Circuit overruled a district court decision that granted the trust that owns Hobby Lobby a $3.2 million refund. The refund claim was based on charitable contributions of appreciated property.” Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“The fight over Charles Manson’s body and property became more complicated, after a hearing in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Monday.” Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“Resident evictions from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are becoming a more prominent issue, as legal actions involving the matter make national headlines.” Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“Understanding what taxes are–and aren't—owed on money gifts.” Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“Tax-cutting strategies change once you retire. Some ideas that helped while you were working, no longer apply once you start taking Social Security and RMDs. Don't make these three common mistakes.” Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“No matter your age or socioeconomic status, estate planning is something you need to consider.” Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“The decision to retire, isn't one to be taken lightly.” Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“Unless you're very rich or very poor, you should be looking into all of the long-term care possibilities out there. Because of the costs and complexity involved, the choice isn't easy. But it is necessary.” Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“Deceased NFL player Aaron Hernandez reportedly set up an irrevocable trust as a means of keeping money from creditors.” Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“Carl Bergstresser signed a will in which he stated that his 11.6-acre property on the Braden River should be forever maintained as a nature preserve.” Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at Van Dyck Law
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“A classic early warning sign of cognitive decline and possibly dementia is losing the ability to manage your personal finances. That can lead to a host of challenges, if you are the daughter, son, wife, husband or partner of a loved one in this situation.” Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Van Dyck Law