Although you may not realize it now, there is a very good chance that you, or your spouse, will need to rely on Medicaid in the future. If that need does come to pass, and you failed to plan ahead, your retirement nest egg could be at risk. A Medicaid trust could help you protect that nest egg. To … [Read more...] about Protecting Your Assets with a Medicaid Trust
Social Security has been in our country since 1935, and for some, a resource that has been counted upon at retirement. Currently there is consideration being given to reducing the amount of Social Security that is paid out. Congress is evaluating the use of a means test to do so. No one knows if … [Read more...] about Could You Become Too Affluent for Social Security?
Every 6 months, it is recommend that you visit your dentist. I have done this for as long as I can remember, and have taught my kids to do the same. I have never enjoyed going, but understand the importance of it and going regularly. Having them cleaned, checked out, and x-rayed from time to time, … [Read more...] about A Trip to the Dentist and My Estate Plan
Does a parent have the automatic right to make the decisions for their children over eighteen (18) years of age? In the past two weeks, I met with two families to assist them in their estate planning options. There was a common theme – each family thought that their children (all over 18) didn’t … [Read more...] about Children over 18? Parents Can No Longer Make the Decisions
It’s my favorite time of year – spring! And that means it’s time to get busy and do some spring cleaning. What does spring cleaning and estate planning have to do with each other? Getting one’s affairs in order with planning, also means getting organized with “cleaning” out the filing cabinets, … [Read more...] about Spring Cleaning: Shred or Keep?
Phoenix – The law firm of Morris Hall, PLLC (MH) has been ranked by Ranking Arizona as number one for 2016 in two categories, Estate and Trust Law Firm in Arizona and Law Firm with Twenty or Fewer Attorneys. Ranking Arizona is Arizona’s largest opinion poll, with categories of services determined … [Read more...] about Morris Hall Ranked Number One Estate Planning Firm by Ranking Arizona
We lost one of the greatest singers and songwriters of any generation. David Bowie succumbed to his fight with cancer on January 10th. His voice and his lyrics resonate with millions of people. But his mastery of music is only one area he is a genius. David Bowie has written over 700 songs, and … [Read more...] about The Mastery of David Bowie
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia have a devastating impact on people’s lives. According to the World Alzheimer Report 2015, there are over 46 million people suffering from dementia. That is a staggering figure. Even worse is the future view – it is estimated that there will be over … [Read more...] about A Life with Alzheimer’s
The simple answer is everyone. Once you understand the need for estate planning, it’s important to find the right attorney. Would you go to a patent attorney to file for divorce? Of course not, because the patent attorney does not practice divorce law and is not keeping up with family law … [Read more...] about Who Needs an Estate Plan?
How do I leave more than just money to my children or grandchildren? This is a question that comes up more often than you think. Each generation views the world in their own unique way; and my clients are realizing that they can do more than just leave them money. I recently had a couple express … [Read more...] about Estate Planning: You can Leave More than just Money