Five Reasons to Have a Will
Your will is a legally-binding statement directing who will receive your property at your death. Why should you have a will? Here are some reasons.
Can You Visit Nursing Home Residents After They are Vaccinated?
COVID vaccines are starting to roll out to nursing homes across the country, signaling the beginning of the end of the pandemic. Once your loved one has had both doses of the vaccine, you may be able to visit, but precautions are still necessary.
Feds End Protections for Emotional Support Animals on Airlines, Allowing Service Dogs Only
The Department of Transportation (DOT) has finalized regulations that end protections for people seeking to fly with emotional support animals on airlines; only service dogs will be officially allowed on flights.
President-Elect Biden’s Promises to People with Disabilities Are Numerous
President-elect Joe Biden has made more promises to the disability community than perhaps any incoming president in U.S. history, raising the hopes of advocates.
Annuities and Medicaid Planning
Immediate annuities can be ideal Medicaid planning tools for spouses of nursing home residents. Careful planning is needed to make sure an annuity will work for you or your spouse.
Special Tax Deduction for 2020 Allows Donations of $300 to Charity Without Itemizing
As we enter the giving season, there is an additional reason to be charitable. Congress enacted a special provision that allows more people to easily deduct up to $300 in donations to qualifying charities this year.
The Hazards of Do-it-Yourself Estate Planning
Many websites offer customized, do-it-yourself wills and other estate planning documents. Although these products are convenient, using them could create serious and expensive legal problems for heirs.
Government Agency Calls for End to Program Allowing Subminimum Wages for People with Disabilities
A federal agency has called on the government to end a program that explicitly permits employers to pay hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities less than $1 an hour.
A Modest Social Security Increase for 2021
The Social Security Administration has announced a 1.3 percent rise in benefits in 2021, an increase even smaller than last year’s.
Single? You Still Need an Estate Plan
Many people incorrectly believe that if they are single, they don’t need a will or other estate planning documents.
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