Plan for Trustee Succession

Q.  I have a Living Trust. I am the original trustee and my children are the successor trustees.  Do you have any thoughts about easing the transition of trustee duties from me to my children when the management of my finances has become too much for me? A. Yes. It is important for that transition… Read More »

Add Flexibility To Your Trust To Handle Change

Q.  My husband and I are concerned about how to keep our trust up to date in light of changing tax law and changing family circumstances.  What if we are too ill to make changes ourselves. Any thoughts on how we can handle these concerns?                                                 A. With the ever-changing tax landscape, and changes over time… Read More »

Senior Alert: Medi-Cal Eligibility Rules Are Changing For Those Over 65!

Q. I heard that the Medi-Cal rules to qualify for a long-term care subsidy are about to change. This would be very important to us, as my husband, now aged 85, will soon need care in a nursing home, and we are very concerned about the cost. Do you know anything about this? A. Yes,… Read More »

Should We Sell Mom’s Home To Pay For Her Care?

Q. Our mother is in assisted living and may need to go into a nursing home soon. To raise money for her ongoing care, we are thinking of selling her home which is now vacant. Any thoughts as to whether that makes sense? A. Well, here’s the thing: selling mom’s home may undermine her ability… Read More »