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Importance of Reading Your Insurance Policy

Importance of Reading Your Insurance Policy

Recently a couple consulted with me regarding their bed and breakfast. While they normally do not go beyond the nightly bed and breakfast, they recently leased out their property for a wedding. Unfortunately, a guest has claimed to have been injured at the wedding....
Estate Planning Is Essential

Estate Planning Is Essential

I heard today on the radio that people who are perpetually late live longer. If that is the case, I’m going to live a long time. In fact, in study done in 2000 said there was a 75% probability for men living to the age of 78, 50% probability of living to 85 and a 25%...
Alzheimer Dementia Planning

Alzheimer Dementia Planning

In previous columns, I explained the importance of having a Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney and a Directive to Physicians, Family and Surrogates (commonly referred to as a Living Will). While I often advise clients on the benefits of these...
Amending the Irrevocable

Amending the Irrevocable

I see many clients who have created revocable trust, sold to them by someone promising tax and probate savings. However, the proper trust to achieve estate tax advantages is a lifetime Irrevocable Trusts. The assets in a Irrevocable Trust pass upon death free of...
The Danger of Homemade Wills

The Danger of Homemade Wills

A week or so ago, I read an obituary that reminded me that although the death of a loved one often brings families closer, it can often bring out animosities among family members that has long simmered. The unusual obituary started, “We are so grateful you have...