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Estate planning may soon change radically for gay couples

Gay couples everywhere are faced with different financial parameters than their heterosexual counterparts. Even couples in states, like New York, that recognize same-sex marriages, they can not claim the same financial rights or benefits as spouses in male-female marriages. Social security death benefits, pension benefits and more are not allowed for married gay spouses.

I want to leave my kids money, but I've got a frivolous spender

Parents work hard with their kids in mind. They want to provide them with a great childhood and set them up to prosper in their future. A lucky parent will have their children outlive them, and more often than not, a parent will want to provide for their children even after they are gone.

Make estate-planning count by avoiding these mistakes

Many people are proactive when it comes to preparing for the future, however not everyone takes the proper steps to get their affairs in order before it’s too late. Proper estate planning in Hudson County can help a person and his or her family be prepared for an unexpected death or permanent disability. However, knowing the necessary steps to plan for your estate correctly is the key to success.

Three things to consider when doing estate planning

Although death may be a subject that most people would rather avoid, preparing for one’s passing is a good idea. Getting one’s affairs in order can help bring peace of mind to that person as well as to his or her loved ones. Therefore, proper estate planning, including drafting wills and trusts, is something that probably everyone in New Jersey should consider.

Aging parents' debt can be problem for adult children

Estate planning can be a tricky and delicate subject for many people. Talking about death, especially one's one, is not something that comes easy. However, pre-planning in this area can not only make things easier for surviving family members when a death occurs but can also save heirs a lot of money. There are many ways that children or other survivors of deceased loved ones end up facing costly situations that could be avoided by the simple act of creating a valid will and asset valuation ahead of time.

Wills should include college plans for families

College savings is an important topic for New Jersey families. The popularity of the 529 plans has made saving for college a valued tax advantage as well as a convenient way to provide higher education opportunities. Parents and grandparents alike choose these plans for their simplicity and benefits but may forget to incorporate this planning into their overall estate planning.

Help protect your kids' college funds with proper estate planning

Many parents in Hudson County help their children save for their future education by starting a college savings plan. However, some of them may overlook the importance of protecting that money. One of the best ways a person can ensure that those funds will be used the way they were intended is to include them in his or her estate planning.

Proper estate planning can prove very valuable

Almost no one wants talk about death, but death is an inevitable part of life. It is something that everyone will experience, but it can be made a little easier on a person and his or her loved ones if a person takes the time to do a little estate planning before that day arrives. Filling out a will or a trust, or any other type of estate planning service in Hudson County, New Jersey is a smart idea for anyone.

Guardian sues bank regarding New York financier's accounts

Legal authority to care for an incapacitated person may include full legal guardianship in which one person assumes responsibility for another including paying bills, managing property, determining living situations and making medical decisions. In other situations, a durable power of attorney, living trust or living will can appoint a person or entity to manage assets or healthcare decisions. A limited guardianship may be instituted if the person is still able to work and make some decisions on his or her own.

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