Why do you have a “Last Will and Testament.” Even Estate Planning attorneys are unlikely to know the etymology of the term. It was the subject of a recent question on “Jeopardy.” Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about “Last Will and Testament” Origin
Joint tenancy is a commonly used form of ownership between two or more people. It can be an easy solution. However, it can have drawbacks. Read on to learn more. Joint Tenancy Pros and Cons … [Read more...] about Joint Tenancy Pros and Cons
The Sandwich Generation is torn between caretaking responsibilities for their minor children and their elderly parents. But first, they need to make sure they take care of themselves. Read on to learn more. Planning for the Sandwich Generation … [Read more...] about Planning for the Sandwich Generation
You owe federal income tax wherever you live. But your overall tax burden can vary dramatically depending on where you live. Read on to learn more. Best Places to Retire: State Taxation … [Read more...] about Best Places to Retire: State Taxation
Most of us have an idea whom we’d choose to receive our assets at our death. But often we don’t contemplate what should happen if the people whom we’ve selected die before us. Read on to learn more about contingent beneficiaries. Whom Do You Want to Get Your Assets? … [Read more...] about Whom Do You Want to Get Your Assets?
Many of us are surprised that our assets may not go to those named in our Will. However, if you have assets controlled by beneficiary designations or other non-probate transfers, that’s the case. Read on to learn how a Will might not control all your assets. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Beneficiary Designations and Other Non-Probate Transfers
The Heckerling conference, the largest conference for Estate Planning in the country, occurred last week in Orlando, FL. Many of the thought leaders in Estate Planning and Elder Law got together and discussed recent developments and new strategies. The SECURE Act was the biggest topic this time. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Estate Planning Conference Discusses SECURE Act and More
As the Baby Boomers head into their retirement years, they do so as the largest generation of seniors ever in the United States. That also means that there is the potential for the largest generational transfer of wealth we have ever experienced in the United States. That has experts a little concerned, however, because Baby Boomers don’t appear to be worried about estate planning. A Hauppauge estate planning attorney at the Law Offices of Kobrick & Moccia explains why Baby Boomers appear to … [Read more...] about Why Are Baby Boomers Putting Off Estate Planning?
Creating a comprehensive estate plan is one of the most valuable gifts you can give to both yourself and to your loved ones. An estate plan that functions as intended will protect your assets and help them grow over the course of your lifetime as well as ensure that your loved ones are provided for in the event of your death or incapacity. If you have an estate plan in place already, you are among the minority of Americans; however, you are not done yet because reviewing and revising your … [Read more...] about Common Estate Plan Updates for Seniors
The SECURE Act passed in late December. The SECURE Act changes some lifetime rules, but the biggest change concerns rules for beneficiaries. The first article in this series examined the SECURE Act. This article examines some planning strategies for dealing with the SECURE Act. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Planning for the SECURE Act