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...
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...
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...
How to include digital assets in an estate plan
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Nov 25, 2019 | Estate Planning
When most people think of an estate plan, they think of physical belongings, such as property and cash. However, in today's world, people now need to determine what to do with digital assets, such as social media accounts and projects that exist solely on a hard...
How long does it take heirs to receive inheritances?
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Apr 15, 2019 | Estate Planning
When developing an estate plan, it is paramount to understand your state's laws to avoid as many fees and taxes as possible. New Jersey is one of the only states to have inheritance taxes, but spouses, siblings and children are typically exempt. When...
How to start talking about estate planning with your parents
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Sep 4, 2018 | Estate Planning
Estate planning involves creating a comprehensive plan that encompasses end-of-life financial and health care directives as well as tools for asset distribution and management after death. As an adult child of elderly parents, facing the reality of your parents'...
Advanced health care directive checklist
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Jul 8, 2018 | Estate Planning
There are many provisions in an estate plan that may come into effect well before you pass away. Health care directives are essential in any estate plan, which is why nearly 37 percent of Americans include them, according to Reuters. With such directives, you can...
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