The decision to move to Florida is an exciting one. Whether you are coming from the extreme northern regions or looking for a change of pace from a neighboring state, no one can argue how great it is to live in a state with perpetually warm weather, gorgeous beaches, and great restaurants. While these are great...
Are you considering giving gifts of money to loved ones this holiday season? Did you know that monetary gifts can impact Medicaid eligibility? In fact, if you needed to apply for Medicaid in the next five years, did you know that this could have significant consequences? If you answered yes to the previous questions, be aware...
Have you heard proposed changes to the capital gains tax rate buzzing around the retirement planning world? If you are already a senior citizen and are depending on your retirement savings to fund the rest of your retirement, you may want to consider following these four tips that seniors will need if the capital gains tax...
Have you heard that the Biden administration has proposed several major changes to the federal estate tax? These include raising the capital gains tax rate for the highest earners to match ordinary income tax rates and removing the step-up basis provision that previously allowed heirs who inherited assets to avoid capital gains tax on any asset...
Have you heard of the proposed tax changes on the horizon with long term capital gains tax rates being a big focal point? Currently, the top capital gains tax rate is 23.8%. This number is reached by adding the 20% top capital gains tax rate and a 3.8% surcharge on the highest earners intended to fund...
When your aging parent needs nursing home care, although it can be difficult, it may also come as a relief if you have struggled to provide the necessary care on your own and it just may not be enough anymore. Do you understand, however, the cost structure of nursing home care and how you can help...
In the early stages of Parkinson’s, families may often be able to care for a loved one at home. As Parkinson’s progresses, however, it can become more debilitating with increasing tremors and decreasing mobility, often requiring the use of a walker or wheelchair and unfortunately, sometimes leaving a person bedridden. With the loss of mobility, risk...
Have you been planning to remarry? If so, it can be important to understand some key estate planning issues that may be directly impacted by remarriage. Election Against The Will - Overruling estate plans The first issue to be aware of is that Florida, unlike many other states, allows a spouse to elect against the will...
Has the Covid-19 pandemic cast a shadow of fear and uncertainty over your life? This year, in the face of a global pandemic, National Estate Planning Awareness Week offers an opportunity to learn how to protect yourself, your family, and your business, even in the face of a looming health threat like Covid-19. Estate planning can...
If you own more than one home, what determines your legal residence? If you work or go to college across state lines, which state can you legally call home? Such questions depend on where you are domiciled, or the place where you maintain a permanent residence. You can have more than one home, but only one...