Generational wealth is commonly referred to as the assets and money passed down from one generation to another. These assets might include bonds, stocks, properties, jewelry, family businesses, and other investments. With our aging population, and what is known as “the silver tsunami,” Continue reading
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Larry King, the legendary talk-show host, lived a long and successful life. He hosted “Larry King Live” for over 25 years, married seven women, and had five children. Despite many years of health problems, he died at the old age of 87 on January 23, 2021. While the exact cause of Continue reading
Many clients walk into the Michaelson & Associates law firm saying that they want to leave their bank accounts to their children after death. The easiest solution might be to just make the children joint owners, but that is not always the best course of action.
The idea of making Continue reading
The COVID-19 virus has taken over our lives and many people are thinking about how they and their families are protected. With more people getting sick and/or experiencing the loss of loved ones, there has been an explosion in the numbers of Americans rushing to make their will Continue reading
Obtaining a durable power of attorney is one of the most important and powerful estate planning moves you can make. It allows someone who you appoint (referred to as your agent) to make decisions on your behalf in the event you become incapacitated. If you have no power of attorney, Continue reading
The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law on May 24, 2018. There are a few important factors of the Act to keep in mind:
- There is a section in the Act that was once a stand-alone bill from Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)– designed to encourage Continue reading
New Tax Savings Opportunities
Wondering about the new Section 199A deduction in 2018?
The deduction became effective on January 1, 2018, but guidance on how it would be calculated has been the topic of much speculation. Congress delegated the job to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Continue reading
George and Ginny had a great marriage, with an extended family to whom they wanted to leave everything when they passed. Unfortunately, Ginny was then diagnosed with cancer. She began to worry: What could happen if she died before George did, and George remarried? Or vice versa? Continue reading