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Who Packs Your Parachute?

Who Packs Your Parachute?

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Guest blogger Michael Schoedinger shares his insight on individual purpose as he answers the question of “Who Packs Your Parachute?”

Help! My Parents are Going into a Nursing Home

Help! My Parents are Going into a Nursing Home

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AlerStallings Associate Attorney Ben Worsowicz discusses the difficult conversation topic of nursing home planning and avoiding the high cost of long-term nursing home care.

Death Dinners: A New Way to Plan A Funeral

Death Dinners: A New Way to Plan A Funeral

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Death is an unpleasant topic. Of all the literature, music, poetry and art dedicated to the subject over the years, it still intimidates us and strikes us as an unseemly discussion topic, even with our closest family and friends. Perhaps it is fear of the unknown, perhaps an avoidance of uncomfortable conversations, or a fear …

Baby Boomers: Protecting Assets for a Peaceful Retirement.

Baby Boomers: Protecting Assets for a Peaceful Retirement.

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Between 1945 and 1964, approximately 79 million babies were born in the United States.  Those born during this era are referred to as “Baby Boomers”.  The dramatic increase in births during the Baby Boom led to rises in demand for consumer products, suburban homes, automobiles and roads. The demands of the baby boomers …

Attorneys Offer Free Consultations to Seniors at Dublin Senior Citizens Day

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AlerStallings took part in the Senior Citizens Day event yesterday at the Dublin Recreational Center.  Marketing Coordinator Nelly Sell and attorney Geoff Kunkler were in attendance at the event to talk with seniors and answer questions about Estate Planning and Elder Law.

The event, which was hosted by the Dublin Community Senior Citizens group, featured …

2013 Estate Planning Checklist: Fact & Fiction When Planning For Your Future

2013 Estate Planning Checklist: Fact & Fiction When Planning For Your Future

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Estate Planning isn’t just about tax savings or drafting trusts.  It’s about getting to know a family, understanding their goals, organizing their assets, helping them through the tough times, being an available resource and looking over their shoulder throughout their lifetime.  I don’t know about you, but a checklist helps me stay organized so here is your 2013 …

Unintended Consequences: How Using a Life Estate Results in Gift Tax Liability

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Using a life estate to transfer a house or other real property has been a planning technique used by many seniors. Many people who use this tool do so because it is quick and easy. In reality, what they are doing may result in a variety of unintended consequences. One of those consequences is that the person creating a life estate may unknowingly exceed their annual gift tax exemption.