Planning is important for your income taxation during life as well as for any estate tax at death. Even though 2024 is just starting, it’s not too early to think about planning for whatever it may bring your way.
It’s rare that a movie centers on an archaic estate planning issue, but that’s exactly what Martin Scorsese’s latest film does. While the movie received critical acclaim, it contained a surprising plot centered on real-life Estate Planning issues and the lengths to which certain individuals went to steal from the Osage Indian Tribe. This second in the series explores the real-life application of Estate Planning in the movies.
Scammers will use any leverage possible to separate you from your money. This includes preying upon a grandparent’s love and concern for their grandchildren. The so-called grandparent scams are among the most popular scams targeting the elderly and rely upon details gleaned from social media sites to make the call seem realistic. It’s important to recognize the signs of potential scams and understand how to guard against them.
Many souls believe that if they lack means, they do not need an Estate Plan. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you die without an Estate Plan, it’s like opting for a trick on Halloween and the results of both can be downright scary.
As seniors live longer and technology makes it easier for everyone to stay connected, elder abuse continues to rise. Estate planning attorneys may find themselves on the front-line of these matters. Because elder abuse takes on many forms, it’s important for practitioners and consumers alike to have the skills necessary to recognize the signs of elder abuse.