Gifts

Gifting Homes to Children Can Be Creating A Gift For the Government

Older adults are often concerned with preserving their homes from long term care costs. For many years, the solution has been to transfer their homes to one or more of their children. Doing so can be perilous for a number of practical reasons including the impact upon property in the event one of these children […]

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Legal Authority For Gifting

As wealth accumulates in this country and our population continues to age, the propriety of lifetime giving has increased. Gifts can be made out of sheer benevolence, but are also important in minimizing death taxes and long term care costs. This blog will review some of the key concepts involved in lifetime giving. Gifts can […]

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Court Finds Bequest to Unformed Charity Lapsed

Muhammed Belal Hussain died on March 10, 2013 with a will, which left 50% of the residuary estate to the Hussain Family Foundation, 25% to the decedent’s surviving brothers, and 25% to the decedent’s surviving nieces and nephew. The Foundation did not exist at the time of the decedent’s death. The attorney who drafted the […]

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Court Upholds Medicaid Annuities

Ten years ago, the landscape of asset protection or Medicaid planning changed dramatically with the passage of the Deficit Recovery Act (DRA) of 2006.  In relevant part, this act impeded prudent estate planning for individuals seeking to secure their assets from long term care costs by expanding the lookback period for gifting from three years […]

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Can’t I Just Give It Away?

Part 2: Consequences of Gifts Throughout our lives, many of us desire to divest part of our estate to others.  There are a variety of reasons for doing so, including tax avoidance, protection against long term care costs, charitable inclination, and the mere desire to make family members and friends happy.  However, there are often […]

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Can’t I Just Give It Away?

Part 1: Types of Gifts Throughout our lives, many of us desire to divest part of our estate to others.  There are variety of reasons for doing so including tax avoidance, protection against long term care costs, charitable inclination, and the mere desire to make family members and friends happy.  However, there are often certain […]

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