Entries by WGAlaw

The Affordable Care Act and your 2014 Income Tax Return

Many file their taxes annually through the use of programs like TurboTax. However, taxpayers may find their returns complicated by the Affordable Care Act for 2014. This year, every taxpayer must report to the government whether he or she had health insurance. Those who did not have health insurance for 2014 will be penalized. If […]

Legal Resolutions for the New Year

Set achievable goals for 2015 by vowing to update your legal documents and put proper planning in place. It’s important for an experienced elder law attorney to review your planning every 3-5 years, as personal circumstances, state laws, and the nature of your assets may change over time. While every person has unique estate planning […]

Gifting with Financial Powers of Attorney

Most people who hold a General Power of Attorney believe that it allows them to do “anything” that could be helpful, if needed. Not True! The opposite is true. It only allows an agent to do what is specifically authorized and has strict limitations. A General Durable Power of Attorney, also known as a financial […]

Finding the Right Professionals

Many estate plans require the help of several professionals working together to ensure that your overarching plan for the distribution of your property at your death works the way that you intend. Often plans don’t work out the way you want because your property can be titled in so many different ways. It’s important to […]

Gifting Tips for Seniors

Seniors often wish to make large gifts to loved ones prior to death. Unfortunately, seniors can lose control by gifting property in advance. With good advice, you can ensure that your property is protected for yourself and future generations while preserving full or partial control. Everyone can gift $14,000 a year per person without filing […]

Asset Protection Today: The Holiday Edition

Families often notice physical or mental decline in a loved one when they visit for the holidays. This is a perfect time to pay extra attention to seniors to determine what you can do to help your loved ones stay independent. It’s important to monitor whether your loved one is experiencing difficulty with activities of […]

Special Needs Planning

Parents of special needs children face unique planning issues, primarily because they must consider providing care for their children throughout their entire adult lives. Parents do everything to insure that their child lives in a safe environment and can take advantage of every available resource; they face a great challenge in replacing themselves at their […]

Small Business Insight with Bill Davis

This past week on our radio program, “Asset Protection Today,” on Talk Radio 850 WPTK (AM) with Attorney Bill Alexander, we were delighted to welcome Bill Davis, the founder of Team Nimbus. Team Nimbus is a small business advisory firm that helps small business owners and sales professionals with growth and client acquisition. Davis facilitates […]

Asset Protection for Same-Sex Spouses

As many are aware, North Carolina recently changed its position on same-sex marriage after the Supreme Court decided to let stand five federal appellate court rulings. As a result, October 10th was the first day that the state issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Whether you agree or disagree with this change, marriage will provide […]