Tag Archives: Asset Protection

Elder Law Attorneys Observe May as National Elder Law Month

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has designated May the National Elder Law Month. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NAELA was formed in 1987 in response to the growing legal needs of older adults, people with special needs, and … Continue reading

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Kelly Answers the $64 Question

Did you know that The $64 Question was a popular radio quiz show? During the 1940s, “That’s the $64 question” became a common catchphrase for a particularly difficult question or problem.  When the show moved to television, it became The $64,000 Question! Recently, … Continue reading

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Asset Protection Amid Creditors

Many people only contemplate the need for asset protection when they find themselves amid the call of creditors.  The sad truth, however, is that there is normally very little to be done.  Trying to protect assets from current and known … Continue reading

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My Parents Were Unprepared for a Health Crisis (But Fortunately, Four Pillars Was There to Help)

In September of 2011, I dropped by my parents’ house for quick overnight visit.  I had been there less than a month earlier, and at that time, our Dad exhibited some of the forgetfulness one expects with an aging parent.  … Continue reading

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Nightmares of Joint Ownership

I cannot begin to fathom how many times I have discussed the issues surrounding jointly held property (both real and investment/bank account properties) with clients who are not husband and wife.  In reality, it seems as though people add family … Continue reading

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Four Pillars Attorneys Attend NAELA UnProgram

Since Kelly is in the proverbial “driver’s seat” of Four Pillars Law Firm, it only makes sense that she serves on a Steering Committee.  (Sorry, we couldn’t resist!).   Early this month, Kelly and Matt drove down the highway to Pawley’s … Continue reading

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Identifying and Locating Important Documents Part II of II

This is the second of a two-part blog on the importance of identifying, locating, and informing your loved ones about where to find your important documents if they are ever needed in a pinch. In our last blog, we discussed … Continue reading

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Identifying & Locating Important Documents Part I of II

This is the first of a two-part blog on the importance of identifying, locating, and informing your loved ones about where to find your important documents if they are ever needed in a pinch. If you’re like most people, you … Continue reading

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What is this “Portability” Nonsense, Anyway?

Under the provisions of the recently passed American Taxpayer Relief Act (“ATRA”), “portability” of the estate tax exemption between spouses has been made permanent.  So what does “portability” of the estate tax exemption actually mean? Well, in a nutshell, it … Continue reading

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IRS to Crack Down on IRA Tax Rules

If you have an individual retirement account (IRA), now is the time to make sure you have been complying with tax rules. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is going to start cracking down on individual retirement accounts in an effort … Continue reading

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