Most retirees are well aware of how their income changes in retirement, but many do not know how their taxes change as well. Take the following into consideration when executing a retirement plan:
The Tax Relief Act of 2010 authorized surviving spouses to combine their own federal tax exemption with the unused portion of a deceased spouse’s exemption. In the past, there was no portability option, so each spouse was only…more
Your Will names individuals or institutions to assume fiduciary roles for your estate once you have died. The roles include a Personal Representative to administer your estate and a Trustee for any Trust established under the…more
When your life changes, your estate plan needs to change with it, which is why estate planning is a continual process. To make sure that your estate plan is always up to date, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Due to the financial crisis of the past few years, many people are starting all over, and plenty of those people borrowed from themselves. Restoring funds in 401(k)s, IRAs, and other sources like mutual funds may not be easy to…more
The best retirement savings plan begins when you are young and just starting out. If you have the discipline to follow a few simple rules, by the time you reach retirement age, you should be able to do what you want, where you…more
November and December are the two darkest months of the year in Maryland. In addition to impacting our moods, the shorter daylight hours also mean increased risks for Baltimore pedestrians and cyclists.
Pressure ulcers, or bedsores, are common in patients in hospitals and nursing homes, particularly those who are confined to bed. However, they are preventable. In fact, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,…more
As we mentioned in yesterday’s post, patients in hospitals and nursing homes can be prone to pressure ulcers, often called “bedsores.” The ulcers develop from prolonged pressure on an area of skin, which reduces blood supply to…more
As Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys, we are often asked to evaluate cases involving hospital-acquired infections. This is not surprising given that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that…more
A September Consumer Reports magazine article has reported on a study of three popular online legal DIY websites – Nolo, LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer – and finds that these sites are no match for professional legal advice.
According to a Forbes article, those considering long-term care insurance need to ask themselves the following questions:
Small business owners are usually so preoccupied with getting their business off the ground that it is easy for them to overlook ways they could protect themselves and their businesses from falling prey to unavoidable…more
Many people mistakenly believe that they have a simple estate, or one over which there won’t be any dispute. These people may choose not to obtain the help and guidance of a Maryland asset protection lawyer who can handle every…more
Recently, a grandmother in Indiana who had been named Trustee of an educational trust benefitting her grandson gambled away most of the trust funds at a casino. This is just one example of a blood relative not necessarily being…more
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