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A person who receives assets through inheritance is called a beneficiary.

June 6, 2019
Fluid Estate Planning for Changes in Life Circumstances

Fluid Estate Planning for Changes in Life Circumstances

Your estate plan needs to change with life events. Divorce, marriage, and having children are some of the few things that truly can affect every aspect of your life.
March 22, 2019
Using Immediate Annuities to “Spend Down” for Medicaid

Using Immediate Annuities to “Spend Down” for Medicaid

To qualify for Medicaid, a Federal program wherein the government pays a portion if not all of an elderly patient’s long-term care costs, an applicant cannot own more than $2,500 in countable assets.
February 24, 2019
Choosing a Beneficiary

Choosing a Beneficiary

Planning for a future after you die is never fun, but it is one of the best ways we can protect and help the ones we love. Selecting the correct beneficiaries of your estate is a task nobody relishes, but it is nonetheless important.
January 17, 2019
The Importance of Reviewing Assets & Estate Planning Documents Post-Divorce

The Importance of Reviewing Assets & Estate Planning Documents Post-Divorce

Are you divorced or in the middle of a divorce proceeding? If so, you should review your estate planning documents, ownership titles on your assets and named beneficiaries.
January 6, 2019
Special & Supplemental Needs Trusts

Special & Supplemental Needs Trusts and Government Benefits

Understanding Supplemental and Special Needs Trusts is the first step to ensuring future financial stability for any loved ones receiving disability benefits from the government.
November 20, 2018
Estate Planning in Towson

Expanded 529 Plans

While experts have and will continue to debate the benefits and costs of the 2017 tax reform for consumers, one clear benefit is the expansion of benefits from the use of a 529 Education Savings Account.
February 9, 2018
Understanding Contract Provisions as a Component of an Estate Plan

Understanding Contract Provisions as a Component of an Estate Plan

Reviewing contracts that control our accounts and asking questions about those agreements has become a necessary component of estate planning.
September 1, 2015
Life Estate Deeds Advantages & Disadvantages

Life Estate Deeds Advantages & Disadvantages

Today, it is possible to re-title the ownership of many assets by adding a beneficiary. When the asset is real property, for example your house, this occurs through the use of a life estate deed.
April 17, 2015
Ownership of Assets

Ownership of Assets

There is a common misconception that all real and personal property will pass through an individual’s estate upon his or her death. Though, some assets avoid the probate process altogether depending on how the property is titled.
December 18, 2014
Duties of an Executor

A Single-Minded Approach: Estate Planning for the Unmarried

With no family to provide for, many singles may feel that having a plan isn’t a necessity. However, the truth is that estate planning for single individuals is just as important, and sometimes more complex, than planning for married couples.
August 26, 2013
Estate Planning in Towson, MD

Estate Planning Lessons From The Boss

Estate and “death tax” planning must be undertaken in a way that also educates the client. In this way, the client understands the applicable laws, how those laws will impact their ultimate goals or how they may lower or increase the potential taxes occasioned at death.
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