Probate | Law Firm Newswire - Part 12

Bloomfield Hills, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2013 – According to the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA), one in five Americans over age 50 is caring for an aging parent or parents. That’s more than 10 million U.S. adults paying for care or overseeing care provided by outside agencies. “While there was a shift in the 1970s and 1980s toward senior living, more people are expressing an interest to stay in their own homes,” says Michigan elder law attorney Christopher J. Berry. “Holding on to personal items and a sense of ‘home’ seem to be the most common reasons […]


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Bloomfield Hills, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 18, 2013 – Many older individuals would prefer to stay in their own home, even when they need additional support and care. Staying at home can be a viable option for many people, if there is adequate, affordable care and support that can be brought into the home setting. It is important to research the options available, preferably long before the need for care arises. “There are several levels of care that can be offered,” says Christopher J. Berry, Michigan estate planning and elder law attorney. “Look at the options available and then […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 7, 2013 – Littman Krooks LLP continues to enhance their strong reputation in the special education community through new initiatives in 2013. The experienced, fast-growing team of special needs planning and special education attorneys and advocates is now uniquely positioned to better accommodate the needs of their clients. The firm has hired Giulia Frasca, an experienced special education attorney. Ms. Frasca works with children with special needs and their parents to obtain a free and appropriate public education from their school district. She also handles other special needs matters such as guardianships, and […]


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MELBOURNE, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 28, 2012 – InterActive Legal is pleased to officially unveil their new website featuring a clean, contemporary design. The new website enhances the overall customer experience and presents a progressive new Discussion Forum. For a look at the new design, please visit https://www.interactivelegal.com. InterActive Legal continues to offer the premier Trust & Estate planning software, INTERACTIVE LEGALSUITE™, to law firms throughout the country, and serve the legal community with a Knowledge Network to include a World-Class Estate Planning Discussion Forum and Continuing Education Program. The dynamic InterActive Legal discussion forums are embraced by leading […]


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Palo Alto, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2012 – Upcoming tax changes look to significantly affect many families when it comes to their home equity, life insurance, and 401(k) assets. “With the Bush tax cuts slated to expire on January 1, 2013 if Congress does not act, lifetime gift and estate tax exemptions will drop to $1 million from just over $5 million,” said Palo Alto estate planning lawyer Michael Gilfix. “We are advising our clients that the generation skipping transfer tax exemption will also likely be indexed for inflation at approximately $1.4 million, with top estate tax rate […]


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Virginia Beach, VA (Law Firm Newswire) October 10, 2012 – Hook Law Center (formerly Oast & Hook) has many professionals who have family members serving in the armed forces; working with military families to plan for retirement and understanding what benefits are available to veterans is of utmost importance to everyone at Hook Law Center.  According to a recent study from The First Command Financial Behaviors Index, some 36 percent of military families considered “middle-class” (which means senior NCOs as well as commissioned officers in pay grades E-6 and above who have household incomes of $50,000 or more)  are either […]


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FairFax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2012 – According to a recent survey, 90 percent of Americans polled will be making significant changes to their savings, investment and estate plans within the next six months plan. The research, conducted by Opinion Research Corp for Edward Jones & Co., L.P., surveyed respondents on how they view the potential financial impact of both domestic and international events. Of the more than 1,000 people surveyed, 39 percent cited the U.S. presidential election as their largest concern, while 30 percent indicated health care as their main issue, and 21 percent were most concerned […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2012 – Know everything about running a successful estate planning practice? Then skip Boot Camp. “Boot Camps are an enormously popular 8-hour eye-opener with estate planning attorneys; it keeps them up-to-date with the latest practice building information available. Those who attend know the real secret to running a successful estate planning practice. Those who don’t … miss the boat,” indicated Robert Armstrong, co-founder of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorney’s (AAEPA). The systems the Academy provides are designed to free up an attorney’s time, allowing them to discover how to work […]


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