Top Estate Planning Tips for 2016 from William T Edwards, Jr. Let 2016 be the year that you finally tackle the task of ensuring your estate plan is in place.
Posts By: William T. (Tom) Edwards, Jr., Attorney & Counselor at Law
Once you have your estate plan updated and all of the new issues properly addressed, you can move forward with the confidence that this new chapter will indeed have a happy ending. Did you know that more than one in three people ages 50 to 64 are divorced, widowed, separated or never married? According to… Read more »
Latest Updates For Florida's Medicaid Program from William T Edwards, Jr. If you or an elderly loved one receive Medicaid in Florida, finding the most current information can be challenging. Learn more about Florida’s medicaid program in this presentation.
One of the most confusing aspects of eldercare law is qualifying for Medicaid coverage. The laws change often and each state has its own guidelines. Make the wrong decision, and you could pay high penalties. The five year look back period is its own animal – complete with penalties for one wrong move. What happens… Read more »
While many of us were following the Donald Sterling brouhaha and waiting to see what, if anything, the NBA will be able to legally force him to do, the Glazer family patriarch passed away. For those who don’t know, the Glazer family has owned the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for years. The question is, from a… Read more »
Florida is home to more than 1.5 million veterans – and according to the Veterans Administration, that number is on the rise. Even as Governor Scott is preparing to sue the VA for “stonewalling” state health investigators who were there to inspect the facilities, former Governor Charlie Crist is making his position known as well…. Read more »
We’re getting older as a nation. The pre-senior demographic is rising much faster than many had anticipated. Oh – and guess what else? Our younger contemporaries are opting to not have babies – at least, they’re not having them right now and instead are opting to wait to decide. So what does the contemporary elderly… Read more »
When you fall in love again, do not lend money to a new friend or spouse.
Will Grandma need governmental assistance to pay for a nursing home? If so, then your gift will disqualify her, if given outright. Instead, you can pass assets in a trust for her benefit. The trust will pay for things that governmental assistance does not pay for.
As the insured, you have few duties. Your estate planning attorney, life insurance representative, and trustee do all the work. You and your loved ones get all the benefit.