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Four Common Estate Tax Planning Trusts In Florida

By Eric Millhorn |

Even though the Sunshine State does not have an estate tax and federal lawmakers recently raised the IRS threshold, taxes are still a concern in many estate planning scenarios. The estate tax is not the only issue facing The Villages residents as they prepare their estate plans. Certain kinds of property, most notably rent… Read More »

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Can I Disinherit My Child?

By Eric Millhorn |

Yes—in some situations. It all depends on how old your child is. Under Florida law, you can certainly disinherit your adult children. However, certain rules prevent you from completely disinheriting minor children. Florida’s Homestead Laws  The state’s constitution contains homestead laws that limit what you can do with your residence. In particular, you cannot… Read More »

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Questions To Ask A Long-Term Care Facility

By Eric Millhorn |

When an elderly parent or loved one can no longer live on their own, it is time to consider a long-term care facility. These facilities help residents with daily activities, such as getting dressed or preparing meals, as well as with their medical care. Choosing a long-term care facility is not easy, and you… Read More »

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How To Divide Your Estate Fairly Between Your Children

By Eric Millhorn |

When writing a will or trust, many people are worried about showing favoritism to one or more of their children. Instead, they want to divide their estate fairly so that each child feels appreciated. Nevertheless, sometimes dividing an estate fairly between your children is complicated. In that situation, you are advised to meet with… Read More »

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Protect Yourself From Common Financial Scams

By Eric Millhorn |

Older Americans are ripe targets for all kinds of financial scams. Many have no spouse or adult children living with them, and they might be worried about falling sick and growing old. As a result, savvy scam artists prey on America’s seniors, hoping to hoodwink them into handing over their money. To protect yourself,… Read More »

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Be Careful When Paying In Advance For Funeral Expenses

By Eric Millhorn |

For some people, the thought of planning their funerals ahead of time gives them a sense of comfort knowing that their loved ones will not have the burden of making the plans. In addition, some people like the fact that they get to personally make the plans for their funerals, choosing everything from the… Read More »

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Estate Planning Considerations For Your Family

By Eric Millhorn |

If you are planning on getting married or expanding your family in 2018, you also need to review your estate planning needs and make appropriate changes. After your wedding, you should revise your will and ensure that your spouse is included in your division of assets. Your spouse will have opportunity under Florida law… Read More »

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Some Medicaid Planning Basics In Florida

By Eric Millhorn |

A semi-private room in a Florida nursing home costs over $11,000 a year. And, with most people living much longer, some long-term care is almost inevitable. These costs add up over time, and it does not take long for this expense to erode a financial legacy that it took a lifetime to build. Medicaid… Read More »

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Federal Estate Tax Changes In The New Tax Law

By Eric Millhorn |

The federal estate tax law has not been eliminated as was expected, but it has been changed in a major way. However, under the new tax law, the estate tax exemption limits have been doubled in such a way that fewer people will have to worry about the federal estate tax. Under the old… Read More »

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Some Family Limited Partnership Basics In Florida

By Eric Millhorn |

FLPs have been around for years, but they are just now becoming popular, primarily due to their significant tax advantages under recently-passed laws. They are also relatively easy to set up, but the attorney must be very experienced in these matters, since some complications can arise. Essentially, most FLPs have one general partner who… Read More »

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