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Often Forgotten Provisions to Include in Your Estate Plan

Even if you’ve created an estate plan, are you sure you included everything you need to achieve lifetime protection and peace of mind? There are certain provisions people often forget to put in a will or estate plan that can have a big impact on your family.

How Does the Medicaid Look-Back Period Work?

One area that causes a lot of confusion with regard to Medicaid is the look-back period. Medicaid, unlike Medicare, is a means-based program, which means that you are only eligible for it if you have very few assets.

Estate Planning Involves More Than a Sticky Note

There are some moments in life that merit planning and focused effort beyond just writing something down on a sticky note to place on your refrigerator. Example: someone calls an attorney’s office “just to ask a question” about a legal issue and is surprised to be told that a consultation is required before advice can be provided.

Addressing Long Term Care and Estate Planning

America’s elderly and disabled members face a looming crisis.  A gathering storm approaches.  And it centers on the ever-increasing costs of providing care to those who are unable to care for themselves.  Millions of our citizens are forced to go broke, spending down their hard-earned life’s savings and selling their homes, to pay for nursing home or other Long Term C

Resolve to Protect Your Assets and Legacy Using Estate Planning Secrets

The new year is the perfect occasion to finally take control of your and your family’s future and financial security in the event of your death or incapacity.

Sand Castle Books, LLC Publishes First Children's Book

Congratulations to Kelsey McDaniel and David Riley on publishing their first children's book, The Little Girl and Her Pink Rowboat! It is a marvelous story of overcoming fear. The Wesolick Law Firm provided legal representation to the author and illustrator to form their publishing company, Sand Castle Books, LLC.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Creation Act and Other Estate Planning Considerations

Republicans in Congress have released their version of a tax reform bill: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “GOP Act”). It could be the most comprehensive tax code update in decades, yet it is subject to revision.

Bill Gates' Newest Mission: Curing Alzheimer's

It's one of the holy grails of science: a cure for Alzheimer's. Currently, there is no treatment to stop the disease, let alone slow its progression. And billionaire Bill Gates thinks he will change that. In this CNN story, Dr. Sanjay Gupta profiles Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his mission to cure Alzheimer's.

What You Need to Know Now to Prepare for the Coming Caregiving Crunch

Read this excellent article by Ken and Maddy Dychtwald, co-founders of Age Wave, on the challenges and blessings of being a family caregiver. Contact the Wesolick Law Firm for questions about caring for an elderly or disabled loved one and the planning that we can offer to preserve your financial resources while maintaining or qualifying for government assistance programs.

House GOP Tax Bill Released, Estate Tax to be Repealed

House Republicans released their long-awaited tax reform bill. The legislation seeks to revamp the tax code in a major way for the first time since 1986, incorporating long-sought goals of congressional Republicans to keep more money in the pockets of individuals and families and boost incentives for businesses by closing loopholes.

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