Subscribe: Web Blog
http://www.kirstenesq.com/blog/feed/
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade A rated
Language: English
Tags:
absolute trust  absolute  appeared absolute  appeared  counsel  estate  medi cal  medicare  planning  probate  trust counsel  trust 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Web Blog

Blog – Absolute Trust Counsel





Last Build Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:39:25 +0000

 



Medi-Cal Has the Right to Recover Benefits Paid from a Decedent’s Estate

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:39:25 +0000

Debbie was furious. “Darn Medi-Cal. First, they put Mom through the ringer to qualify for benefits, and then after she dies, they try to recover the money they gave her. How is that even fair? Mom had so little as it is. My God, all she left me and Cyndy was $500 and her house. They probably want that, too.”…

The post Medi-Cal Has the Right to Recover Benefits Paid from a Decedent’s Estate appeared first on Absolute Trust Counsel.




Understanding Basic Medicare

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:26:13 +0000

Understanding Medicare Many people might be familiar with Medicare as coverage for major medical situations, such as hospitalization or emergency services. But there is much more to Medicare. Understanding the different parts of Medicare can be difficult. Each component means something different for your health care and your financial bottom line. A General Explanation of Medicare Medicare is a health…

The post Understanding Basic Medicare appeared first on Absolute Trust Counsel.




FIRE! Are You Prepared?

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 21:06:05 +0000

On October 8, 2017, a series of fires started burning across our state, destroying over 245,000 acres in Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Butte and Solano Counties. These fires were the costliest group of wildfires in the history of California and the most destructive, causing at least $9.4 billion dollars in insured damages. So we must ask ourselves, can this ever…

The post FIRE! Are You Prepared? appeared first on Absolute Trust Counsel.




Changes to Social Security, Medicare, Medi-Cal and Estate Tax Rates for 2018

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:14:02 +0000

Each year, the Social Security, Medicare and Medi-Cal programs have the potential to adjust rates for programs that benefit many of our clients, who are dependent, at least partially, on these programs for support or care.  We think it is helpful to review some of the changes to these programs this year. The Social Security Administration annually issues a Cost…

The post Changes to Social Security, Medicare, Medi-Cal and Estate Tax Rates for 2018 appeared first on Absolute Trust Counsel.




Expedient Probate Requires an Efficient Accounting

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:49:43 +0000

Andrea’s kitchen table looked like a tornado had struck. Papers were strewn everywhere.  For several hours, she reviewed bills, cancelled checks, bank statements, tax returns, and receipts, then she threw up her hands. “Darn it, Dad, I can’t do this. Why did you leave me with such a mess?” Finally, she called her friend, Sally, who was a bookkeeper. When…

The post Expedient Probate Requires an Efficient Accounting appeared first on Absolute Trust Counsel.




There is Little Drama in Probate Court!

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:43:58 +0000

Lauren studied herself in the mirror and grinned.  She looked absolutely perfect: Designer dress, classic heels, just a touch of make-up. Being the executor of her father’s will was going to be so much fun! There were going to be all those good-looking lawyers and the grouchy judge who silences everyone with the crack of a gavel. Oh, and maybe…

The post There is Little Drama in Probate Court! appeared first on Absolute Trust Counsel.




Probate Takes Time

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 23:43:43 +0000

When John was named the executor of his mother’s estate, he expected the process to take a month, at the most.  “After all,” he told his wife, Holly, “Mom didn’t have much. I’ll just fill out the forms and turn over the will, and I’ll be done.  Easy peazy.” Holly smiled at her husband, her eyes filled with amusement.  “I…

The post Probate Takes Time appeared first on Absolute Trust Counsel.




Probate Requires a Diligent Executor

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 21:56:52 +0000

Mary was ill-prepared for the drama that was probate. “I mean, seriously,” she told her friend, Amy. “Who would have thought Uncle Harry would leave his estate in such a mess?  I found deeds, contracts, promissory notes, life insurance policies, and wills, multiple wills, in his house, stuffed in the trunk of his car, in his shed, even in his…

The post Probate Requires a Diligent Executor appeared first on Absolute Trust Counsel.




Special Needs Planning – Making the Trust Work Over Many Years – Part 2

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 08:39:44 +0000

In our last post we began a discussion of the various roles that must be filled in the planning and administration of a SNT, contrasting that with a conventional estate planning trust.  Here we will continue discussing the roles that must be filled in the planning of a SNT. As we’ve mentioned before, a unique feature of most SNTs is…

The post Special Needs Planning – Making the Trust Work Over Many Years – Part 2 appeared first on Absolute Trust Counsel.




Special Needs Planning – Making the Trust Work Over Many Years – Part 1

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 06:38:23 +0000

Special Needs Trusts (SNTs) are different from other trusts that we use in estate planning in many ways.  One of those ways has to do with the number and variety of the participants, both family members and professionals, whose assistance is needed.  The roles of some of these participants must be clearly defined in the SNT document.  Other roles will…

The post Special Needs Planning – Making the Trust Work Over Many Years – Part 1 appeared first on Absolute Trust Counsel.