AlerStallings Law Firm

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  • Should I Get Married in my Golden Years?

    Typically, significant life events are driving factors for individuals to evaluate or re-evaluate their estate plans. Whether these events include getting married, having children and grandchildren, retiring or needing long-term care, lives change. And it is crucial to accommodate for these changes in your estate plan. However, what happens when you don’t have an estate ... The post Should I Get M...

AlerStallings Law Firm

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • How Estate Tax Changes Could Affect Farmers

    In August 2016, the IRS proposed a new regulation under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code that could greatly affect farmers. This long-awaited proposal would take away the ability for family-owned farming businesses to apply the valuation discounts they have used for so long. The change would cause a significant tax hit, discouraging further ... The post How Estate Tax Changes Could Affect...

AlerStallings Law Firm

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Planning for the Surviving Spouse

    So much of estate planning and Elder Law revolves around uncertainty. Nobody knows how long they will live. Will they end up in a nursing home? Will the federal estate tax change? Will Ohio bring back the estate tax? While we may not know the answers, we all know for certain that one day we ... The post Planning for the Surviving Spouse appeared first on AlerStallings.

AlerStallings Law Firm

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  • When is an Asset Protection Trust Right for Me?

    As an Elder Law Attorney, I am often asked this question. The simple answer follows. If you have something you don’t want to lose to the nursing home, an Asset Protection Trust is right for you. Just make sure you set it up and fund it at least five years and one day before you need ... The post When is an Asset Protection Trust Right for Me? appeared first on AlerStallings.

AlerStallings Law Firm

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  • QIT 101

    More and more, people are hearing they need Qualified Income Trusts — a QIT — to stay on or receive Medicaid benefits at home or in the nursing home. It’s just another in a long line of recent changes to Ohio Medicaid laws.   Unfortunately, many of these changes affect thousands of elderly Ohioans and have made ... The post QIT 101 appeared first on AlerStallings.

  • Does your estate plan still work?

    Change is inevitable. And when it occurs, your estate plan must change as well. Most of us have been told that we should go to the doctor once a year for a checkup. We know the car oil needs changed every 3,000 miles or so. However, unlike our health and our cars, few of us ... The post Does your estate plan still work? appeared first on AlerStallings.

  • Are you Uninformed About Estate Planning?

    Do you have a plan in place if you can’t make health and financial decisions for yourself? What about a plan to protect your loved ones in the event you become injured or die? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Many Americans don’t have proper estate plans in place. It is absolutely necessary that everyone has ... The post Are you Uninformed About Estate Planning? appeared first on AlerStallings.

  • How to Avoid a Common IRA Mistake

    If you’re like many people, you’ve probably invested in an IRA for retirement. But one piece of advice I can give you is to always make sure one thing is in order: your beneficiary forms. Here’s why. Many clients we encounter set up trusts to accomplish their personal goals, whether it be to avoid probate or ... The post How to Avoid a Common IRA Mistake appeared first on AlerStallings.

  • Farmers and the Proposed Federal Estate Tax Changes

    2016 is a great year to die. Personally I’m hoping to spend quite a few more years on this planet, but from an estate tax perspective now would not be a bad time to go. Many states, including Ohio, currently have no state estate tax. The federal government exempts the first $5.45 million of your ... The post Farmers and the Proposed Federal Estate Tax Changes appeared first on AlerStallings.

  • Bait and Switched? Get Long-Term Planning Without Expensive Long-Term Care Insurance

    Is long-term care insurance enough to protect your assets and family when faced with a nursing home crisis? For many people, the idea of long-term care insurance is a great way to protect their estate from a devastating hit due to the rising costs of long-term care. Based on Ohio statistics, the average stay in a ... The post Bait and Switched? Get Long-Term Planning Without Expensive Long-Term C...

  • Ohio Medicaid Estate Recovery

    Has anyone ever told you that they lost their inheritance because Medicaid took what was left after their parents passed away? Ever wonder how something like this can happen? It just doesn’t seem fair. In Ohio, Medicaid Estate Recovery is a program that collects on estates of those who received long-term care support.  When Medicaid recipients ... The post Ohio Medicaid Estate Recovery appeared fi...

  • Six Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Nursing Home

    Whether it’s you, a spouse or a parent, deciding to move to a nursing home can be a stressful situation, especially if you don’t know the right questions to ask. You may read the fancy brochures and tour the facilities, but they begin to blend together and the search can feel overwhelming. Before you make ... The post Six Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Nursing Home appeared first on Al...

  • What is a CCRC?

    CCRC stands for Continuing Care Retirement Community. A CCRC delivers a wealth of options for senior housing and services. These options include guidance and attention through the spectrum of long-term care — from independent living to skilled nursing care. It is comforting to many people to know they can start out completely independent, with the option ... The post What is a CCRC? appeared first...

AlerStallings Law Firm

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • Why You Need a New Powerful Power of Attorney in 2016

    Think a spouse or child can simply step in and make financial and health decisions for you in the event you are incapacitated? Not so fast. Compliance departments at financial institutions are developing increasingly stringent policies regarding with whom they share information. If you’re incapacitated, you better have a properly drafted power of attorney. Without ... The post Why You Need a New P...

AlerStallings Law Firm

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Generated 6 months ago

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  • Long-term care premiums going up? Find out how legal planning can help!

    If you are among the 8 million Americans with long-term care insurance, you may have noticed your premiums climbing higher and higher. You’re not alone. Long-term care insurance premiums have been rapidly increasing for seniors across the country.   What options are available if you can’t afford these premiums? How can you still protect your assets? While ... The post Long-term care premiums going...

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