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SECURE Act

SECURE Act has Major Implications for Inherited & Traditional IRAs

By Moulton Law Offices, P.S. |

President Trump signed the SECURE Act into law earlier this week as part of the government’s new spending bill and experts agree that this will influence most retirement savers in one way or another. Recipients of individual retirement accounts may not actually see their inheritances for more than a decade due to the recently… Read More »

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Check in on Elderly Loved Ones During Holidays

By Moulton Law Offices, P.S. |

With the Holiday season now underway and many families getting together, you might consider this as a unique opportunity to check on your elderly loved ones wellbeing. While we’d all prefer to use these meetings to devote this valuable social time to connecting and catching up with relatives, you might consider using a small… Read More »

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Long Term Health Care Costs are Increasing

By Moulton Law Offices, P.S. |

Recently, Genworth Financial published the results of its 15th Annual Cost of Care Survey. This comprehensive study is one of the most thorough publicly distributed analyses of long-term care costs within the United States. Centered on more than 15,000 unique data points which cover more than 400 distinct areas; Genworth Financial has recently concluded… Read More »

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Succession Planning Tips for Family Owned Businesses

By Moulton Law Offices, P.S. |

Any family that intends to pass on its business to the subsequent generation is going to need a well-designed business succession plan. At some point, everyone develops a natural desire to retire. Deciding what happens to your company can be as critical as guaranteeing that you have enough money to retire on. Who’s going… Read More »

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The Pitfalls of Relying on FREE Online Forms

By Moulton Law Offices, P.S. |

The online world can be a fantastic source of all kinds of information. However, using free online forms is usually not a great idea. Free online forms that help you establish your Estate Plan might sound enticing due to the cost, but they will usually cost you later down the road. Bad planning will… Read More »

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What Exactly Does a Probate Lawyer Do?

By Moulton Law Offices, P.S. |

Most folks, luckily, won’t need to hire an attorney very many times within their lives. And even if you have visited a lawyer for a divorce, business dealings, or real estate transactions – working with a probate lawyer is likely to be a fairly different experience altogether. Some things will be similar when you… Read More »

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Elder Care: 3 Ways to Help Your Family Pay

By Moulton Law Offices, P.S. |

Medicare is the federal health insurance program offered by our government to help older adults pay for doctor or hospital bills when they are having trouble financially. Nevertheless, it won’t cover everything. Long-term elder care tasks which help daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating, are not covered under the plan. Unfortunately,… Read More »

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Write Your First Will

When Should You Write Your First Will?

By Moulton Law Offices, P.S. |

For most folks, the initial inspiration to write your first will – in addition to getting other estate planning details in order – usually comes from major life changes. Here are some common life events that are likely to motivate a person to think about the estate planning process. However, we also want to… Read More »

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Telling Your Family About Your Estate Plan

By Moulton Law Offices, P.S. |

The safest method for preventing fights within your family about your estate, is simply to let everyone know what they can expect from your estate plan – ahead of time. Your conversation doesn’t need to be entirely about money either. There are several different issues that will cause families to fight over their deceased… Read More »

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What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?

By Moulton Law Offices, P.S. |

Simply put, elder law attorneys can be thought of as advocates for the elderly and their loved ones. Many elder law lawyers handle a wide range of legal matters affecting an older or disabled person, including issues related to health care, long term care planning, guardianship, retirement, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and other important matters…. Read More »

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