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Attorney and Lawyer Suspended from Administering Heiress's $400M Estate

A New York court has suspended the accountant and attorney who were acting as executors for the huge estate of reclusive heiress H...

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When Should You Update Your Estate Plan?

Once you've created an estate plan, it is important to keep it up to date...

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Communicating End-of-Life Wishes Pays Off Where Aggressive Treatment Is the Norm

A new study finds that when medical personnel know what kind of care a patient wants at the end of life, Medicare can be spared ..

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Schiavo Case Underscored Uncertainties in End-of-Life Planning

The long legal battle over the fate of Terri Schiavo cast a much-needed spotlight on the importance of medical direc...

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Online Services Offer Estate Planning for Digital Assets

A small online industry has sprung up to help people pass on the digital keys to their online lives ...

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Key 2014 Dollar Limits for Medicaid Long-Term Care Coverage Released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2014 federal guidelines for how much money the spouses of institutionalized Medicaid recipients may keep and the limit on how much a home can be worth for its owner to still qualify for Medicaid.

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What Is a Trust Protector and When Might You Need One?

Trust protectors -- long popular in offshore trusts set up by high rollers -- are now gaining popularity in trusts established her...

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Giving Your Home to Your Children Can Have Tax Consequences

Many people wonder if it is a good idea to give their home to their children...

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