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Aretha Franklin’s Death Raises Issue of Dying Without a Will

The world noted Aretha Franklin’s recent passing with sadness as well as fond memories of her amazing talent and career. T…

VA Aid and Attendance: The Basics

| Ann H. Larkin |
If you served during active duty during a wartime period (WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War or Persian Gulf War) or if you are…

Planning for Education Expenses

| Todd J. Preti |
One of the largest expenses for a family is higher education expenses for their children. Education expenses continue to g…

Sometimes The Devil Is In The Details

| John T. Midgett |
Over the past 40 years I have prepared thousands of wills. Each time the wills are organized in articles and paragraphs, a…

IRS Collection Alternatives Overview

| Nathan R. Olansen |
When you owe money to the IRS, penalties and interest can add up, and eventually, the IRS can collect the money you owe wi…

Termination and Modification of Irrevocable Trusts

An irrevocable trust is one that by definition and design cannot be amended, modified, changed or revoked. Trusts can be m…

Doing Business Under a Fictitious Name

| Stephanie C. Smith |
For many different reasons, individuals and business entities can find it beneficial to conduct business under a name othe…

How to Make Money with Your Life Insurance Policy

| Todd J. Preti |
If you, a family member or a friend own a life insurance policy that is no longer wanted or needed then read this article …

Tax Benefits from Charitable Contributions Without Itemizing

The number of people who itemize could fall by more than half in 2018 because of changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act…
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