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Moving to a New State? Remember to Update Your Estate Plan

By Paul E. Riffel |

Are you one of the many people who moved to a different state during the Covid-19 pandemic? If so, it may not have occurred to you that you should update your estate plan to match your new address. After all, so much happened in 2020 that it may have been at the bottom of… Read More »

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Estate Planning Tips Single Floridians Need When They Near the Proposed Tax Limits

By Paul E. Riffel |

Did you know that the state of Florida does not impose an estate or inheritance tax? This is great news, but some residents may have to remain mindful of the federal estate tax limits. While the current exemptions are high enough that very few Americans need to be concerned, at a federal exclusion of… Read More »

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Do You Have An Estate Plan? Here Are Five Common Reasons Why Having An Estate Plan Is Important

By Paul E. Riffel |

Do you have an estate plan in place? There can be a variety of reasons why this can be important. Let us discuss five such reasons. 1. You have children. If you have a child, it can be important to at least have a Last Will and Testament. If you do not identify who… Read More »

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Are There Different Types of Trusts That Can Be Used in Estate Planning?

By Paul E. Riffel |

Did you know that there are different types of trusts? This may come as a surprise to those new to the area of estate planning, but it may be important to be familiar with the basic types of trusts. We will discuss some of the basics about trusts and the different types of trusts… Read More »

How to Choose an Estate Planning Attorney Near Me

How to Choose an Estate Planning Attorney Near Me

By Paul E. Riffel |

More and more families in the United States live every day in “non-traditional” configurations, and we have absolutely moved forward in expanding the definition of what family means. When it comes to estate planning, however, the process can be trickier if your family does not fit into the classic mold of two married opposite-sex… Read More »

Why Estate Planning Awareness Week Matters More than Ever During COVID

Why Estate Planning Awareness Week Matters More than Ever During COVID

By Paul E. Riffel |

Did you know that October 16, 2020, marks the beginning of National Estate Planning Awareness Week? It is a week to highlight the importance of estate planning and its benefits for our economic future and health care decision-making. COVID-19 has brought many things to the forefront of our attention. Of those we should prioritize… Read More »

Creating an Addiction Trust for a Loved One with Substance Abuse Issues

Creating an Addiction Trust for a Loved One with Substance Abuse Issues

By Paul E. Riffel |

This September, during National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month, we look to provide support to families whose loved ones are struggling with substance abuse issues or are in recovery. Do you have a family member with substance abuse issues? If so, you may have realized that planning for their future can be full… Read More »

Leaving Estate Assets to Charity Often Makes Financial Sense

Leaving Estate Assets to Charity Often Makes Financial Sense

By Paul E. Riffel |

While you cannot take money with you when it is all said and done, have you considered giving it away to help others? Whether that means giving to family members or a charity is up to an estate-holder, but giving to both could make financial sense. Few things can be as rewarding as charitable… Read More »

The Importance of a Living Will And How You Can Get One For Free

The Importance of a Living Will And How You Can Get One For Free

By Paul E. Riffel |

Sometimes, a loved one reaches a point of incapacitation in a terminal, end-stage condition. Unable to communicate critical health care decisions for himself or herself, family and friends may be left to guess at what he or she would have wanted. Have you heard of a living will? A living will gives you the… Read More »

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What’s the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

By Paul E. Riffel |

Many people confuse the two programs of Medicare and Medicaid – and with such similar names, it’s not surprising! Here’s the difference: Medicare is a program that all Americans are entitled to at the age of 65 (or earlier if disabled). Generally, Medicare does not pay for nursing home care. It will however cover… Read More »

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