My estate consists of a single-family home that is totally paid off, with a current value of $1 million. My adult children have no need for, nor do they want, an inheritance. I would like to [...]
If you have close relatives who are citizens of another country, you might receive a gift or inheritance from them at some point. While you usually do not have to pay taxes to the IRS for [...]
The Social Security trustees are projecting that due to the economic downturn caused by the pandemic the Social Security trust fund will be depleted in 2033 -- one year earlier than the [...]
Every year Medicare gives beneficiaries a window of opportunity to shop around and determine if their current Medicare plan is still the best one for them. During Medicare's Open Enrollment [...]
The Biden administration is calling on Congress to pass proposals to lower prescription drug prices, including allowing Medicare to negotiate with drug companies and capping out-of-pocket [...]
My mother retired in 2004 and hired an estate planning attorney to prepare a complete estate plan [...]
It is important to get any agreements about inheritance in writing. Providing services to someone does not automatically entitle you to a portion of their estate.
A number of tax proposals being considered in Congress could significantly affect gifting and estate plans for people with with larger estates -- over $3.5 million.
Marriage is supposed to be “until death do us part,” but after one spouse dies, is it possible to have the marriage annulled? It can be done, but only in certain circumstances.