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  • 5 Common Estate Planning Documents Explained

    You probably hear people talk about wills and trusts and powers of attorney, but do you really know what those documents are? Do you know what they are used for? They are all important for different

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  • Who Can Act as Executor of Administrator of The Estate?

    The first step for a successful estate administration is determining who is entitled to act as the Executor or Administrator of the decedent's estate. Review this guide for a rundown of this topic an

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  • Crisis Medicaid Planning. The Reverse Half A Loaf Process.

    If the need for long term care comes unexpectedly or if you knew that nursing home care was likely, but have simply not planned properly, there may still be hope to protect some of your assets. This

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  • Have You Seen How Expensive Long Term Nursing Care Is? A Trust Could Save the Day!

    Now is the time to start proper planning so that you and your family are not caught off guard and left scrambling should the need for nursing care come unexpectedly. It is always better to plan ahead

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  • Medicaid Asset Protector Irrevocable Trust

    When you are unable to obtain long-term care insurance, you should next consider the Medicaid Asset Protector Trust. Outright gifts to children are discouraged because those assets become exposed to the childrens debts and liabilities, divorces, spnding habits etc. The object i...

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  • PENNSYLVANIA ESTATE RECOVERY PROGRAM

    PENNSYLVANIA ESTATE RECOVERY PROGRAM The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (hereinafter DPW) operates an estate recovery program which seeks to recover certain payments made by the Commonwealth on behalf of medical assistance patients. Estate recovery is sought from t...

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  • Caregiver Exception: Saving The Family Home From Nursing Home Spending

    SPECIAL CAREGIVER EXCEPTION TO SAVE THE HOME FROM NURSING CARE SPEND DOWN Many people are becoming increasingly concerned about the possibility that they, a parent or loved one may lose the value of their primary residence in order to finance the cost of long term nursing care....

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  • When Should You Update Your Will and other Estate Planning Documents?

    The individuals you have named are deceased. You might have named someone as a beneficiary, executor, guardian, trustee or power of attorney who is now deceased. It is necessary to update the docume

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  • Create An Appropriate Special Needs Trust

    Who Should be Trustee Itis important to have the right trustee taking control of assets in a SNT. You should consider a close family member first, but if you do not want to involve family in this pr

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  • Second Marriage Estate Planning Checklist

    Terminate, Will, Power of Attorney and Living Will From Prior Marriage You have to remove your ex-spouse! Even if you removed him/her prior to the second marriage, not all provisions of a new will o

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