Do All of My Assets Pass through My Will?

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A Last Will and Testament is an important document to have in place. Two of the most important purposes of a Will are to name who you want to receive your assets when you pass away (your beneficiaries) and who you want to administer your estate when you die (your Executor). However, a common misconception […]

The VA MISSION Act Passed by Congress

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On May 23, 2018 the Senate passed the John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (The VA MISSION ACT of 2018) by a 92-5 vote. The bill was previously passed by the House. President Trump has said that he […]

Is a Personal Care Home the Same as a Nursing Home?

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Is a personal care home the same as a nursing home? This is a common question for families looking into care options for themselves or their loved ones. The answer is, no, although sometimes the two get confused. Personal care homes are residences that provide seniors support with instrumental activities of daily living and/or activities […]

Do My Jointly Held Assets Pass through my Will?

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It can be confusing to determine what passes through your Will when you die. A recurring question that we hear from clients is “Do my jointly held assets pass through my Will?” It is important to understand the answer to this question, specifically as it applies to your assets, to ensure that your assets will […]

The Dangers of Transferring Your Home to Your Child

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It is common for parents to consider deeding their home to their child or children. The reasons for contemplating a home ownership transfer vary, but typically include the parents thinking that this will allow their estates to avoid probate, inheritance taxes, or to help them qualify for benefits for long-term care. Although it may appear […]