Life Insurance

    • Estate Planning Basics

      Planning for our final arrangements is, at best, a touchy subject. It can be an unpleasant task, but it is also a necessary one. This is especially true if you have property or assets you wish to leave loved ones. While the thought of planning what happens to your estate may seem overwhelming, never fear! We cover estate planning basics in today’s blog post.

      The Law Office of Jeremy Howe- 10 readers -
    • Ways to Reduce Your Estate Tax

      When you leave behind your estate to a loved one, you leave them a great gift. However, that gift comes with the burden of estate tax. If you want to lessen the burden on your loved ones, you should carefully plan out your estate wishes. With these techniques, you can reduce your estate tax. 1. Give annual gifts to your children and grandchildren In your will, you can choose to ...

      The Law Office of Jeremy Howe- 7 readers -
  • 5 Things You Need to Know About The Estate Planning Process

    … a “living trust.” The beneficiary names or people involved in the trust are known as the “trustees.” A benefit to owning a living trust is that the trustees gain a certain amount of control. This control will allow for a much easier process when distributing all assets and items in the trust. Living trusts are technical because the articles and assets…

    The Law Office of Jeremy Howe- 14 readers -
  • Estate Planning Steps to Take Before, During, and After a Divorce

    … or are incapacitated. Any plans that you made (or didn’t make) while you were married are likely to drastically change before, during, and after the course of your divorce. Here’s a look at the important issues you face at each stage. 1. Before you file for divorce In Oregon, before you file for divorce, it’s a good idea to sit down with an estate planning…

    Brasier Law- 19 readers -
  • Charitable Giving Tax Credit: Use It to Your Advantage

    … charity. This process is straightforward and leaves little wiggle room for the law, so you know your money is going to the right place. Another type of bequest is a residual bequest. In the case of a residual bequest, you are taking the leftover money from the remainder of your estate and transferring it to a charity. Rather than setting an amount…

    The Law Office of Jeremy Howe- 16 readers -
  • 4 Common Legal Concerns Faced by Elder Law

    …. Reducing these taxes could save your family a lot of money. Make sure that if you’re married, you use both estate tax exemptions. Removing assets from your estate before you die is another way you can reduce the tax payment. You can also use life insurance to offset these costs. At the end of the day, you just want to make sure your family gets…

    The Law Office of Jeremy Howe- 23 readers -
  • The Jose Fernandez Estate: Questions, Uncertainty

    … was accompanied by two other individuals (Jesus Macias and Eduardo Rivero) at the time of the crash. At the time of his death, Fernandez was not married, but was survived by his mother (Maritza Gomez Fernandez) and his girlfriend (Maria Arias) who was carrying his unborn child. Fernandez was reportedly under the influence of cocaine and alcohol…

    Florida Probate, Trust and Estate Blog- 12 readers -
  • Using a Predatory Lending Defense Against Foreclosure in NY

    … to refinance personal debts into a mortgage loan Loans that have high fees and costs Selling disability insurance or life insurance with a mortgage loan Not disclosing which brokers to which fees will be paid Allowing refinancing multiple times and charging high fees Not requiring all appropriate income documentation Charging excessive…

    Ronald D. Weiss, PC- 11 readers -
  • Surviving Spouse Rights in Florida

    … estate notwithstanding that a Will may leave assets to other heirs of the decedent. Homestead Rights HOMESTEAD RIGHTS. Article X Section 4(c) of the Florida Constitution limits who can receive Homestead property upon the death of an owner if he or she is survived by a spouse or a minor child. A surviving spouse is entitled to no less than a life…

    Florida Probate, Trust and Estate Blog- 10 readers -
  • Benistar Founder in Jail – Finally (419 Plans Post)

    … expensive, life insurance policies. Simply stated, promoters claimed they had found a loophole that allowed business owners and others with large profits to shelter those profits through life insurance. Although these arrangements sound good on paper, they are considered abusive tax shelters by the IRS. In the center of both types of tax schemes…

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  • Florida Slayer Statute in Federal Interpleader

    … that a murder conviction is not required, only that the court determine it "more likely than not" that the person wrongfully caused the death of the decedent. In Stephenson v. Prudential Insurance Company, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123888 (MD Fla. 2016), the deceased, Mr. Rigby, owned a life insurance policy naming his domestic partner, Mr. McGriff…

    Florida Probate, Trust and Estate Blog- 10 readers -
  • How Can I Avoid Probate?

    … family the time, expense and hassle of going through probate. What Estate Planning Tools Avoid Probate? Every individual’s situation is unique and it is important you contact an estate planning attorney who can assess your individual situation and give you the best advice for your needs. However, estate planning attorneys generally use many… 23 readers -
  • Car Accidents While on the Job

    …Hurt in an accident while on the clock? Our attorneys can help! If a person is injured in an automobile accident during the performance of his or her employment, it can evolve into a rather complex situation. The law works a bit differently with on-the-job injuries than it does when an accident occurs on your own time. Anytime you are injured…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 32 readers -
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