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Beware: Your Estate Plan May Contain an Unnecessary Bypass Trust

June 23 2016 A once-popular estate planning tool included in many Last Wills and Revocable Trusts may now cost families more in taxes than it saves. Changes in…

Four Steps to Take Right After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

May 3 2016 If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it is important to start planning immediately. There are several essential…

5 tips on deciding whether to buy long-term care insurance

July 10 2014 One of the most difficult decisions in long-term care planning is whether to purchase long-term care insurance (LTCI) and which of the wide variety…

Implications of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

May 13 2016 On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, which among other things creates a federal civil right of…

Adult day care: providing a break for caregivers

May 2 2014 Caregiving is hard work and it is easy for caregivers to get burned out. Adult day care centers provide care and companionship in a group setting to…

Beware: Your Estate Plan May Contain an Unnecessary Bypass Trust

June 23 2016 A once-popular estate planning tool included in many Last Wills and Revocable Trusts may now cost families more in taxes than it saves. Changes in…

High Court Eases Ability to Recover Enhanced Remedies in Patent and Copyright Cases

June 21 2016 Within the past week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two unanimous rulings that could make it easier for prevailing parties in patent cases to…

Accounting Is Not Only Important - It's Mandatory

June 6 2016 Imagine how you would feel if you walked into your bank, asked for a summary of your account activity and the bank told you that it had no idea how…

Spouses May Qualify for Early Social Security Benefits If They Care for a Child with Disabilities

June 6 2016 When a parent of a child with special needs retires and begins receiving Social Security retirement benefits, her child may qualify for Social…

11 Questions to Ask a Potential Caregiver

June 6 2016 If you've decided to hire a caregiver for a person with special needs, you'll need to interview the candidates. Here are eleven important questions…