Online Estate Planning: Is It Enough?

Trust lawyers are well aware of the variety of online estate planning tools available to those in Virginia and beyond, such as Quicken WillMaker, LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer. The variety of products available can create a false … [Read more...]

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Estate Planning for Single Adults

When we typically think of estate planning, we see grandma and grandpa putting together a will and possibly setting up some trusts for the following generations. It’s all about providing for our offspring, right?Not necessarily. … [Read more...]

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Three Tips to Outsmart Timeshare Reps

If you and your family are fortunate enough to go on that well-deserved resort vacation this year, then there is a good chance you'll find yourself listening to the all-too-familiar ‘timeshare marketing pitch.’   Most people … [Read more...]

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August is “What Will Be Your Legacy?” Month!

Many of us are so caught up in the here-and-now of the present that we fail to consider our distant future. We may get around to it later in life, after we have lived awhile–wondering what we might be remembered for, or what we … [Read more...]

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How to Avoid Losing Massive Amounts of Money to a Nursing Home

When older adults think of estate planning, many actually have asset protection in mind. What they want is the peace of mind of knowing that the nest egg they’ve been saving for that proverbial “rainy day” will actually be … [Read more...]

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Upcoming Seminars for Lawyers and Clients

 I'm conducting two seminars this week on the topic of Income Only Trusts. The first one is a teleseminar for attorneys around the country who are members of the professional group ElderLawAnswers.  Entitled Using Income Only … [Read more...]

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Using a Reverse Mortgage to Pay for Home Care

Many of my clients ask me how I feel about reverse mortgages, and even more so this past week because of a favorable story that appeared in last week's Washington Post entitled "Reverse Mortgages are Not the Next Subprime."  This … [Read more...]

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Major Change in Estate Tax and Capital Gains Tax for 2010

Because of a Congressional failure to act before the end of 2009, there's good news and bad news to report on the Estate Planning and Elder Law front.  The good news is there's no Estate Tax if you die this year.  The bad news is … [Read more...]

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What Does the Bible Teach us About Estate Planning?

Sorry for the last minute notice, but I just found out that my church, Fairfax United Methodist Church (10300 Stratford Avenue, Fairfax, VA  22030), has space left for a course I'm teaching tomorrow evening entitled What Does the … [Read more...]

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Evan Farr Teaches Course for Elder Law Attorneys Natonwide

~You Can Sign Up for a Similar Course for Consumers~Last Thursday, Evan Farr conducted a national, attorney-only teleconference sponsored by the National Business Institute (NBI) on the topic of the Income Only Trust -- an asset … [Read more...]

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