NJ Medicaid Planning and your Power of Attorney

If you think you may need long term care in the future, and are interested in doing asset protection planning or Medicaid planning to protect your assets for your spouse or children, one of the best things you can do now is make sure you have a well-drafted power of … Continue reading

NJ Medicaid and Qualified Income Trusts

Lately we’ve been hearing a lot from people with questions about Qualified Income Trusts (QIT’s) – aka Miller Trusts. We have a whole page on our website devoted to QIT’s, with lots of information. But all the same, I’m going to take this opportunity to give anyone who’s reading this … Continue reading

New Jersey and Estate Tax – Will They or Won’t They?

For a while now, New Jersey estate planners have been playing a guessing game. Guessing whether New Jersey will bring back the estate tax. The estate tax is a tax that your estate pays when you pass away. In the past, anyone who died in New Jersey and left behind … Continue reading

Special Needs Trusts and Retirement Accounts

A special needs trust is important if you have a child or grandchild, or another person in your life, with disabilities who you want to leave property to when you pass away. A lot of people with disabilities receive disability benefits, which are often valuable and important. Some of these … Continue reading

Does my will cover my retirement accounts?

Everyone should have a will. It’s the most basic component of an estate plan. In it, you set forth your directions on how your property should be distributed after you die, who should manage your affairs, who should take care of your children, etc. However, in some cases your will … Continue reading

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