Can I Stay in My Home If I Get Sick?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

Despite some amazing advances in science and medicine over the past century, a way to stop the natural aging process has yet to be discovered. This means that all of us will eventually succumb to...

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How Much Does Guardianship Cost in Texas?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

If you have a parent, or other elderly loved one, who has reached the point where you are concerned that he or she cannot safely live alone and/or make important decisions without assistance it may...

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Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: General

Robbie Sue Chasen (1946-2010) – Publicist Robbie Sue Chasen, born Veronica Cohen, in Kingston, New York, was raised in both the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx and the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. Chasen began...

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Can I Take Back Assets in a Medicaid Trust?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Elder Law

The Medicaid program is something that may be off your radar if you have been planning ahead for retirement effectively. After all, Medicaid is a program that is only useful for people with virtually no...

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What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

Once upon a time, trusts were used almost exclusively by wealthy families as a way to control the family fortune as it made its way through successive generations. Not so today. Today, even the average...

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What Is a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

If you are exposed to the federal estate tax, tax efficiency is going to be very important to you. The wealth that you have been able to accumulate throughout your life can be eroded significantly...

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How Long Does It Take to Set Up A Trust?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Trusts

You may have heard friends or family discussing the use of a trust in their estate plan and wondered if you should consider creating a trust as well. Trusts have become an increasingly popular estate...

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