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What Happens to Our ABLE Account If Our Child Is No Longer Disabled?

It is possible that an individual, once diagnosed as a person with special needs, sometime in the future will no longer qualify as “disabled” according to IRS regulations. The individual’s condition might have improved through remission or medical treatment, for Read More ...

Should You Transfer Funds from a 529 Account to an ABLE Account for Children with Special Needs?

Thanks to recent changes in the tax law, families can now make limited transfers from existing 529 accounts to ABLE accounts with no tax consequences. Families with special needs children may be thinking about rolling existing 529 funds into ABLE Read More ...

When Do I Need a Living Will? Is it the Same as a DNR?

We're all fairly familiar with the acronym CPR, for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - a process that uses mouth-to-mouth or machine breathing and chest compressions to restore activity in the heart and lungs when someone's heart has stopped or they are no Read More ...

Avoid Tax & Medicaid Consequences: 6 Tips to Consider When Gifting to Grandchildren

Grandparents often are particularly generous to grandchildren as they see their family’s legacy continuing on to a new generation. In many cases, grandparents feel they have ample resources and their children or grandchildren may be struggling financially. Assistance with summer Read More ...

Not All Retirement Accounts Treat Rights of Surviving Spouses the Same

The topic of beneficiaries and retirement accounts is one we've covered before in "Updating Your Beneficiaries. Estate Planning Tips from Joseph Motta", but in this post we go into more depth of how your 401(k) and individual retirement accounts (IRAs) Read More ...

Paying Relatives for Caregiver Services? This Case Shows Why a Contract Could be in Order.

A growing number of people are entering into caregiver contracts with their family members.  These contracts, also called personal service or personal care agreements, have many benefits, including rewarding the family member for indispensable help.  Unfortunately when family caregivers keep Read More ...