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The Pitfalls of Co-Trustees Representing Your Trust

If the situation and relationship dynamics allow, I generally advise clients that want to choose co-trustees to administer their trust to allow them to act independent of one another. That way, the co-trustees can determine who should handle each task and work more efficiently. They can divide and conquer the tasks of selling real estate,

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Should You Choose One Trustee or Co-Trustees for Your Trust?

You have weighed the options and decided a trust makes sense for your estate planning goals. The most important thing you will consider when it comes to your trust is, “who to name as trustee”. A trustee is the person who is obligated to administer the trust, and make sure the instructions expressed in the

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Top Tips for Talking with Your Elderly Parents

Haans Mulder and Jessica Arends presented a seminar via Zoom on how to have tough conversations with parents or loved ones. Many times a parent will say, “it’s all taken care of” when asking about legal documents, health, and housing wishes. If more information was shared and crucial conversations were held, it could ease the

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This May Be The Time To Plan

COVID has exposed or reminded us of a number of difficult truths and one of them is the fragility of our health. We don’t know when we’ll have serious health issues or pass away. You can proactively help your family or loved ones by setting up an estate plan that gives them a legal roadmap

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Patient Advocate Selection

Attorney: Who would you like to make medical decisions for you if your spouse is unable to? Client: Can I name all my children to act together? It is difficult to identify the person to place this great responsibility on. I often remind clients that although the person they select may feel honored that they

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Is It Time To Start Thinking About Succession Planning For Your Cottage?

Summer is the season for cottages and enjoying lakes. Cottages are places where family and friends enjoy time together and create memories. For many families, cottages are an important part of their relationships and as their children get older, they eventually come back with their own kids. It becomes an experience that can be enjoyed

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Medicaid Benefits and Your Retirement Account

During your working years you and perhaps your employer made contributions to your retirement account. You learned the benefit of putting your employment income into a 401k so that you would not pay income tax on it while you had earnings from employment. Rather, when you retired, you would then draw on those funds and

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Medicaid Planning for Couples Zoom Seminar

Please join us for a Zoom seminar to discuss Medicaid Planning for Couples The seminar is on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 5:15 pm via Zoom. Please click the below link for details and instructions on how to RSVP. Medicaid Planning for Couples Seminar June 2020

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SECURE Act and Your Retirement Account

I would not associate the word SECURE with year 2020. So, it is a bit ironic that 2020 did bring us the SECURE Act. This Act is all about your retirement funds or what is left of it given the surprises of 2020. Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) eliminates the stretch provision

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Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection Zoom Seminar

Please join us for a Zoom seminar to discuss Medicaid planning and Asset Protection The seminar is on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:15 pm via Zoom. Please click the below link for details and instructions on how to RSVP. May Zoom Medicaid Seminar

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