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"Detectives are still actively investigating the elder abuse case," LAPD spokesperson Jane Kimtold THR. "They want to be as thorough as possible before a case is presented to the DA's office." The hits just keep coming in DJ Casey Kasem’s estate battle. The Hollywood Reporter quoted private investigator Logan Clarke... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
Blended families without a proper estate plan for wealth transfer could run into additional obstacles not observed by traditional families. For example, state inheritance rules, intestate laws, and conflicts in beneficiary designations could be inconsistent with the will. In addition, a disinheritance of new family members without the knowledge of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
Arlene Germain, president of Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, said the new rules, once implemented, could substantially improve the lives of nursing home residents. But, she said, “strong oversight and greater nursing home participation are critical to ensure that the law’s benefits are meaningful and widespread.” The process for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
"I think it's great because it's not overreaching and it's not underreaching. It just kind of fits that one spot where we didn't have something: How does somebody with a disability put some money aside to do something? To basically be living like their peers," said Lori Guzman, an attorney... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
There’s barely a person over the age of 40 or so who does not come with a family squabble about, well, things following the death of a well-loved parent, grandparent, or family friend. Even Robin Williams, who planned his estate well, could not avoid a family feud after his passing.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
Here are money tasks to do this week that will help 2015 be more prosperous. Most can be done in about an hour. As reported in a Chicago News Service article titled “Got an hour? Tackle these money tasks,” a recent survey from the National Endowment for Financial Education found... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
Don't think savings is a big deal? Ask anyone who is running their own business, decided to retire early or abandoned their old job to go after their dream career. Savings was their saving grace, no pun intended. The Fall 2014 Merrill Edge Report showed that 80 percent of millennials... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
Seniors make up about one-fifth of financial abuse victims nationwide, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman said Thursday. They're tempting prey for scammers because old age often comes with reduced cognitive abilities. Financial scammers who target elderly or vulnerable Minnesotans would face stiffer penalties under a law Gov. Mark Dayton included in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
Roth IRAs intrinsically make phenomenal transfer of wealth vehicles. With reduced estate taxes and no income tax for heirs to pay on withdrawals, establishing a Roth IRA or even converting to one from a Traditional IRA seems to be a simple decision. Just know what you are doing ahead of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
There is less emphasis on estate taxes because the exemption—$5.43 million per person—is so high now. But income taxes are higher, so know what you are in for. Maybe the estate tax doesn’t apply to you, but what about rising income taxes? How should you plan accordingly? According to a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
You wouldn't play golf without a full set of clubs. Don't go into retirement without a fully equipped retirement toolbox. Retirement brings the freedom to explore a new stage of life. But for many, after years of working for others, it also means assuming responsibility for generating a paycheck for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
Lillian Palermo tried to prepare for the worst possibilities of aging. An insurance executive with a Ph.D. in psychology and a love of ballroom dancing, she arranged for her power of attorney and health care proxy to go to her husband, Dino, eight years her junior, if she became incapacitated.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
When asked about long-term care insurance, one senior said, "I've thought about it. I don't think it's worthwhile to buy at my age." She's 83. "I've thought about it but I really haven't looked into it," another woman said. Others simply don't want to talk about it. But a don't-ask-don't-tell... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
One attorney calls it the "Get out of Dodge plan"—the best way to keep your assets intact before applying for Medicaid to cover nursing home costs. New Jersey is one of the most restrictive states when it comes to permitting residents to preserve assets for their benefit while Medicaid pays... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
People have many options today for creating their own estate planning documents. Forms can be purchased quickly from websites and books. However, trying to create your own estate plan can actually be more expensive than hiring an attorney. Everyone knows that attorneys can be expensive. This is just as true... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
Consulting financial and tax advisers as part of planning the retirement process is essential to get the health-care piece covered. Enjoying truly golden retirement years means a lot of different things to different people, but it should include planning for long-term health care now so we obtain the end-of-life care... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
There are three basic tax advantaged vehicles to help save for college: 529 plans, Coverdall Education Savings Accounts and Roth IRAs. Saving for college? Consider three tax advantaged tools to help fund your child’s or grandchild’s education: 529 plans, Coverdall Education Savings Accounts and Roth IRAs. A recent Forbes article,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
Actually, the answer is yes. The Tax Court is an actual federal court and not, as some people think, affiliated with the IRS. At Tax Court, the IRS is a party to the matter just like the taxpayer. If you’ve got a beef with the IRS, maybe you should head... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
What should you have expected to hear during the State of the Union address last week? Key proposals from the President include the following. President Obama addressed the country last week in his State of the Union speech about key proposals he has for our government. Forbes recently detailed some... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
This year, two legislators who pressed for reform in 2014 are back with new bills they believe have stronger chances of success, as the excesses possible within Florida's guardianship system become more widely known. A recent article in The Herald Tribune, titled “Legislation aims to curb abuses in guardianship system,”... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
In 2015, only estates worth more than $5.43 million per individual would owe federal estate taxes if the estate owner dies this year. That's up from last year's $5.34 million estate tax exemption. (In addition, the federal lifetime gift tax exemption also rises to $5.43 million in 2015.) 2015 brings... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
Here are seven things you can do this month to positively impact your finances all year. Want to start the New Year off right when it comes to your finances? The Las Vegas Review-Journal article, titled “7 ways to give your finances a facelift in January,”cites some things you can... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
As the executor of [my mom's] estate, I'm trying to help her decide what to do with the house. Let another family member live in it who couldn't pay rent but could help with upkeep? Rent it out for market value? Or sell? If she hasn't already, an article in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
Here are five rules you need to know about the estate tax for 2015. The estate tax exclusion is now $5.43 million. The federal estate tax applies only to those whose taxable estates exceed a certain amount. The U.S. has a unified gift and estate tax system, so if you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning
Adult children who become caregivers often pay a steep price. However, with some smart strategies, you can avoid sabotaging your financial future. What can you do ahead of time to help ease the financial burden of caring for your aging parents? Look into potential tax breaks. As noted in a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Redlands CA Estate Planning