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Tag Archives: Asset Protection
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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