Estate Planning Newsletter
Troy, Rochester, and Sterling Heights, Michigan Estate Planning • Francis G. Seyferth and Associates, Attorneys at Law
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- Adult Care Givers Need to Take Care of Themselves, Too (July 2014)
Caregiving is a labor of love between adult children and their elderly parents. Nevertheless, the experience is not without its physical and emotional challenges for both the adult caregiver and the parent. Enter respite care.
- Hey Dads: Are You Über Planners? (June 2014)
Father’s Day is a favorite holiday, especially for “dads.” Being a dad has many privileges and responsibilities. Our lead article reminds dad of fundamental estate planning responsibilities needing attention during the other 364 days this year.
- Estate Planning Risks for Veterans (May 2014)
Think Veterans Benefits are a piece of cake? Think again. While the government has many programs and benefits to assist veterans, learning about them and then successfully receiving them requires lots of information and documentation.
- An Introduction to Long-Term Care Planning (April 2014)
Recent research has found that more than 70% of seniors over the age of 65 will need long-term care services and support at some stage of their lifetimes. What are your plans to pay for your care, if needed?
- Taming Transfer Taxes (March 2014)
"That time of the year" can be frightening or dreaded. While income taxes are on the top of every taxpayer's mind this time of year, our front page article discusses the benefits of reviewing your estate plan for lifetime gifting and inheritance planning opportunities.
- Is There an Oscar for Best Estate Planning? (February 2014)
Many people idolize movie stars and other celebrities. When it comes to mannerisms or clothes, this can be harmless fun. However, estate planning seems to be one area in which no one should emulate their favorite stars.
- The ABC's of Estate Planning (January 2014)
In our first article we review the process of organizing your personal legal affairs, a very common New Year's resolution. As you will see, it is simply a matter of following the ABC's of estate planning!
- Top Five Estate Concerns (December 2013)
Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. Everyone has an estate worth planning, regardless of their net worth. In this article, we review some critical concerns that many people fail to consider.
- Business Survival Threats (November 2013)
The survival rate of family businesses from generation to generation is rather dismal. To help prevent your business from becoming an unfortunate statistic tomorrow, we review some common challenges for you to address today (before it is too late).
- Family Limited Partnerships (October 2013)
Family Limited Partnerships offer many benefits, both tax and non-tax. Our front-page article is a primer that explores why they are at once a taxpayer favorite ... and a potential target of the IRS and some courts.
- Seasons of Change (September 2013)
To everything there is a season. So it is with your Life & Estate Plan. Our front-page article uses a Seasons of Life theme to illustrate how your Life & Estate Plan may change with your personal and financial circumstances over your lifetime.
- Cohabitation Complexities (August 2013)
With the drastic increase of cohabitating, it is more important than ever to discuss the unique estate planning challenges unmarried cohabitants face. Our front-page article reviews common challenges in the context of some real-life scenarios.
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