It can be difficult to watch a loved one grow older and try to handle difficult and unavoidable obstacles on their own. As an adult yourself, though, you have the ability to provide valuable assistance to your aging parent. When matters of health and the law become...
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What are gift taxes and how do they work?
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Oct 10, 2022 | Estate Planning
When it comes to financial matters, everyone wishes they could pay less in taxes and put more money in their own pockets. With that said, you might feel dismayed at learning that the IRS even has a gift tax policy to which you might be beholden. The IRS definition of...
3 questions to ask when choosing a trustee
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Feb 17, 2022 | Estate Planning
Choosing the right tools to build your estate plan is an important way to provide for your loved ones and achieve your financial goals. However, when you create a trust as part of your estate plan, the person you choose to manage that trust is as important as the...
What assets and matters get overlooked in estate planning?
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Jan 20, 2022 | Estate Planning
The importance of thoroughness cannot be understated with estate planning. As people review each asset and matter with estate planning, some may fall through the cracks, getting overlooked. Sure, you address what happens to your house, real estate, motor vehicles and...
5 steps to consider when choosing the right nursing home
by The Manna Helmy Law Group | Jun 23, 2021 | Medicaid Planning / Nursing Home Planning
Your father requires long-term care. You know it and so does the rest of your family. He no longer can function independently, and his health continues to fail. While family members have worked in shifts to allow your father to remain at home, this is no longer a...
The advantages of an irrevocable trust
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Apr 23, 2021 | Trusts
Having an irrevocable trust remains an effective way to protect your estate’s assets. Such a trust cannot be changed in any way. The terms within the trust make it permanent, but exceptions do exist. There are key advantages of irrevocable trusts compared with other...
Removing obstacles to digital asset access in an estate plan
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Feb 24, 2021 | Estate Planning
Over the course of the last decade, individuals have seen the growing importance of and reliance upon digital assets. These are intangible assets that exist in an online environment or computer hard drive. Digital assets can include anything from online movie...
What is the impact of New Jersey’s inheritance tax?
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Jan 7, 2021 | Inheritance And Estate Tax
Most people dread the prospect of having taxes levied on their estate. While this event happens to few people, the amount that taxes can reduce an estate’s value by is significant. In New Jersey, though, not only could your estate face taxation, some of your...
3 documents your parent may need after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Oct 23, 2020 | Medicaid Planning / Nursing Home Planning
Most people are forgetful from time to time. However, when you noticed your parent calling you by the wrong name, forgetting important events and generally not seeming like him or herself, you began to feel concerned, mainly because your parent had reached his or her...
Does your college-bound child have a power of attorney agent?
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Aug 26, 2020 | Estate Planning
You always knew that your child would one day grow up and go to college here in New Jersey or maybe out of state. This year is the year that your child reaches that milestone, and you have likely already done a lot of preparation to get him or her ready to head off to...
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