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Why Does Everyone Need an Estate Plan?

Accidents happen. Illnesses can strike anyone unexpectedly. So, take a moment to get a few basic estate planning tasks out of the way. You—and the people you love—will be glad you did.
09/12/22 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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IRS Extends Portability Election Option Deadline from Two to Five Years

Portability allows spouses to combine their exemption from estate and gift tax. This allows a surviving spouse to use the unused estate tax emption of the deceased spouse.
09/09/22 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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The Risks of Creating Your Own Estate Plan

Even Consumer Reports suggests working with an experienced estate planning attorney to make sure documents are correctly prepared.
09/08/22 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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Will Making a Gift Conflict with Medicaid?

Understanding the different treatment of gifts by the IRS, Medicaid and VA systems can ensure that property passes as expected.
09/07/22 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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Why Do Siblings Fight after Death of a Parent?

There is no legal requirement that anyone give anyone else money or property when they pass.  The law says that as long as you understand what you’re doing, you can give your assets to anyone you feel like giving them to, equal or not.
09/06/22 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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Does a Beneficiary have to Pay Taxes on 401(k)?

If you anticipate inheriting a 401(k) from a parent, a spouse or someone else, it’s important to know your options for minimizing tax liability.
09/05/22 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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How Much Money Can a Well Spouse Keep If Medicaid is Needed?

The intent of the laws and regulations is to allow the community spouse to have enough income and assets, so that he or she has enough income and assets to continue to live at home, whether that be a home, an apartment, or other living place.
09/02/22 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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Some Key Documents Should Be Considered Before Sending Your Child Off to College

A critical item is often missing from back-to-school college checklists — and it could be far more valuable than anything else your student takes to school this fall: signed legal documents.
09/01/22 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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Must I Pay for Spouse’s Debt If They Die?

If husband and wife did not own together or separately any land, a house, a boat etc. but only rented a home and had no children, is the surviving spouse responsible to pay medical bills that insurance did not cover?
08/31/22 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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Who Is the Best Person for Executor?

What do these appointments mean to the person(s) named to act? What happens if they fail or decline to act? Can the planning appoint alternative representatives?
08/30/22 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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