Four Easy to Avoid Mistakes People Make at Tax Time

It’s that time of year again: tax season. No one enjoys doing their taxes, and that is likely why many of us leave this tedious task to the last…possible…moment. As Tax Day approaches, millions of Americans are likely scrambling to track down all of their important documents to meet the April 15 deadline. But as…

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5 Estate Planning Tips for Business Owners in Non-Traditional Families

Non-traditional families have a unique set of challenges when it comes to estate planning. Since single parents, blended families, unmarried partners, and other non-traditional families do not have many of the automatic protections that the law provides married couples, these families must anticipate and plan for certain end-of-life issues with special care. These issues can…

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I Have Established a Living Trust, What Now?

After a Living Trust is established as part of someone’s estate plan, the person setting up the Trust (the “Trustor”) usually serves as initial “Trustee”.  A Trustee is in charge of the administration of the Trust and the handling of the Trust assets. For that initial Trustee, handling the Trust is pretty much “business as…

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New Law Change Will Have a Big Impact on Veterans

For decades the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs has provided a benefit for veterans or their surviving spouses that can be used to pay for home care, assisted living, and for a nursing home costs. Most veterans did not know this benefit existed, and now the VA is changing the rules to make it…

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Estate Planning “Must Do’s” for Recent Empty-Nesters

A shorter grocery list. Silence from the laundry room. Extra money in the checking account at month’s end. All signs you’re an empty nester. The kids—and the monthly vacuuming up of cash—are out of the house. It’s enough to leave you reeling. And maybe a little confused about what to do. It’s no surprise that…

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We Are Moving

Announcing Wilson + Miller, PLLC: Combination of Legal Industry Powerhouses Jennifer Wilson-Harvey and Stan Miller are excited to announce the formation of Wilson + Miller, PLLC, an Estate and Elder Law firm which will ultimately provide services nationwide in a retail environment. The business support operations will be headquartered in Little Rock and will, over…

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How an Estate Planning Letter of Intent Can Help Your Family

Estate planning is an important task that everyone should undertake as it helps to protect your family and loved one’s financial future. But estate planning can do much more than focus on finances, it can also provide for care of those you leave behind. One aspect of estate planning that is often overlooked but can…

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How Does an IRA Fit Into Your Estate Plan?

When you think of IRAs, you probably think of retirement. But what happens to your IRA money after you’re gone? The answer depends on how you go about creating your estate plan and selecting beneficiaries, and you might be surprised to find out that your money could end up with the wrong people or cause…

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