"How to Obtain a Guardianship in Maryland" by Attorney Laura Curry (Audio) When a person is unable to care for their personal or financial needs because of age, disease, or disability, the court may appoint a guardian. A guardianship is a legal proceeding in which a petitioner (usually a family member or friend) asks the court to find that the person (the “alleged disabled individual”) is … [Read more...] about How to Obtain a Guardianship in Maryland
"Downsides to Guardianship" by Attorney Alexander Pagnotta Guardianship could become necessary under circumstances where a person becomes incapacitated and has made no advance plans regarding who will manage their affairs. Guardianship or conservatorships are formal legal processes that establish an officially-recognized relationship between an incapacitated person (a ward) and his guardian or … [Read more...] about Downsides to Guardianship
"Estate Planning for Young Families" by Attorney Jon J. Gasior (Audio) Often I hear people tell me, I do not need any estate planning documents because I am too young, I do not have any assets to worry about! Estate planning is not always about how much money you have and estate tax planning. If you do not have an estate plan in place, each state has its own set of laws that will have a plan … [Read more...] about Estate Planning for Young Families
Guardianship could become necessary under circumstances where a person becomes incapacitated and has made no advance plans regarding who will manage his affairs. Guardianship are formal legal processes that establish an officially-recognized relationship between an incapacitated person (a ward) and his guardian or conservator. Family members or close friends of someone who is incapacitated may … [Read more...] about 4 Downsides to Guardianship
"Four Downsides to Guardianship" by Attorney Jon J. Gasior … [Read more...] about Four Downsides to Guardianship (Audio)
"Is Estate Planning Important for Young Adults? " by Attorney Jon J. Gasior … [Read more...] about Is Estate Planning Important for Young Adults?
What is the ABLE Act? The act is a bill that was introduced in Congress in 2013. It was recently passed by the House, and is up before the Senate. The ABLE act would amend Section 529 of the Internal Revenue code to create tax-deferred savings plan for those individuals with disabilities without affecting those individual’s eligibility for Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income, or … [Read more...] about The ABLE Act – Achieving a Better Life Experience Act)
The estate planning seminars establishes the necessary components of an effective estate plan. The seminar is presented in a case study format profiling the life of Bill and Mary Jones. Several scenarios are used to relay the impact of estate planning issues relating to probate, disability due to incompetence, protection of government benefits for special needs loved ones, second marriages, … [Read more...] about Free Estate Planning Seminars Next Week! Register now!
Many of you are familiar with the name Casey Kasem. His voice brings about memories of American Top 40 radio and pop culture through the decades. Unfortunately, that name now conjures images of court battles, nursing homes, and a family torn apart. Prior to his passing, Casey Kasem’s health deteriorated due to the ill-effects of dementia. The story that ensued is a tragic one and one that can … [Read more...] about “Casey Kasem – A Victim of Elder Abuse?”
An important part of a comprehensive estate plan is the designation of a guardian for minor children in each parent’s Last Will and Testament. Without such a designation, a court will decide who will care for your children in case of your death or incapacity. When meeting with an attorney to create your estate plan, you will want to discuss who will take care of your child or children if you … [Read more...] about “Guardianship Provisions are Essential to an Estate Plan”