Many grandparents may be tempted to leave an IRA to a grandchild because children have a low tax rate, however, the so-called “kiddie tax” could actually make doing this lessRead More
No one truly wants to think about his or her own death, however, a little preparation in the form of a prepaid funeral contract can end up being very useful.Read More
Many seniors and their families don’t use a lawyer to plan for long-term care or Medicaid, often because they are afraid of the cost. But an attorney can help youRead More
A new report finds that states have made incremental improvements in providing long-term care, but need to make more improvements in order to meet the needs of the growing numberRead More
When we’re young we believe that we’re invincible, which makes it harder to admit as we age that our bodies naturally need more care. Normal aging affects the heart, bonesRead More
Have you or a loved one been denied Medicare-covered services because you’re “not improving”? Many health care providers are still not aware that Medicare is required to cover skilled nursingRead More
Every year at this time, many anxious parents are helping their high school graduates gather items they need to take with them to college. Families print off supply lists, visitRead More
Last week we identified a type of relief that is being offered from Medicare’s Part B late-enrollment penalty for certain Medicare beneficiaries who enrolled in Medicare Part A and hadRead More
Medicare is offering relief from penalties for certain Medicare beneficiaries who enrolled in Medicare Part A and had coverage through the individual marketplace. For a short time, these individuals willRead More
In continuing with our theme of current events for the month of June, this week we will examine how a possible repeal of the estate tax under the new administrationRead More
A New Year’s Resolution to Keep
At the start of a new year, it is inevitable that people will make one or several resolutions to accomplish in the year ahead. Unfortunately, in many cases, these resolutions fall by the wayside and are never accomplished. The start of 2017 is a perfect time to examine your personal situation and come up with a list of things to accomplish.
One important goal that should be at the top of everyone’s list is a review or creation of your estate plan, including a Will and/or Trust, Durable Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, along with a Living Will/Health Care Directive. Creating these important documents will ensure that your wishes are carried out in the event something happens to you. Without these documents, important decisions regarding your healthcare and financial matters may be decided by someone you would not have chosen.
While many people believe that the creation of an estate plan is an onerous prospect, in reality, it is fairly painless process. At Zacharia Brown, we ensure that your time spent with us is both productive and easy so that we can prepare these important documents and put your mind at ease. Please contact us at 724.942.6200 or visit our website at PittsburghElderLaw.com to set up an appointment and keep this important New Year’s Resolution. You will be glad that you did!