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Estate Planning Update - October 2021

In This Issue:
  • Pre-Planning
  • Emergency Planning
  • Court Involvement

Estate Planning Update - September 2021

In This Issue:
  • What is an Asset Protection Trust?
  • Removing the Anxiety of Aging-In to Medicare

Estate Planning Update - August 2021

In This Issue:
  • Medicaid & Nursing Home Costs
  • Real Estate Market Update

Estate Planning Update - July 2021

In This Issue:
  • Managing a Medicaid Crisis
  • Estate Planning and Taxes 2021

Estate Planning Update - May 2021

In This Issue:
  • Leaving a Legacy for the Living
  • Moving into a Senior Community During a Pandemic

Estate Planning Update - April 2021

In This Issue:
  • Leaving a Legacy for the Living
  • Moving into a Senior Community During a Pandemic

Estate Planning Update - March 2021

In This Issue:
  • How to Avoid Medicaid Planning Mistakes
  • Is Your Estate Plan Due for a Review?

Estate Planning Update - December 2020

In This Issue:
  • Your Legacy is More than Just the Money You Leave to Loved Ones
  • What is the Difference Between a Will, a Living Will, and a Pour-Over Will?
  • Now Is a Good Time to Review Your Estate Plan

Elder Law Update - November 2020

In This Issue
  • As Part of National Family Caregivers Month, Caregivers Should Remember to Care for Themselves
  • Giving to Charity Wisely During the Holidays

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Estate Planning Update - October 2020

In This Issue
  • 10 Ways To Maximize Your Social Security Benefits
  • How to Avoid COVID-19 Scams

Estate Planning Update - August 2020

In This Issue
  • Is There a Difference Between a Special Needs Trust and a Supplemental Needs Trust?
  • The Benefits and Importance of Designating Beneficiaries in Your Retirement and Other Accounts

Elder Law Update - September 2020

In This Issue
  • What Is A Revocable Living Trust?
  • What Is Trust Funding And Why Is It Essential?
  • Pets Are More Popular Than Ever. A Pet Trust Could Help Protect Yours.

Elder Law Update - July 2020

In This Issue
  • 10 Reasons To Update Your Estate Plan
  • Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • A Personal Note From Michael L. Rutkowski

Estate Planning Update - June 2020

In This Issue
  • Without Your Own Estate Plan, the Government Will Make One For You! (What Could Possibly Go Wrong?)
  • Special Needs Planning Mistakes

Elder Law Update - May 2020

In This Issue
  • Common Misconceptions About Revocable Living Trusts
  • How the CARES Act Impacts Retirement, Tax, and Estate Planning

Estate Planning Update - April 2020

In This Issue
  • COVID-19 Update: 50% OFF Key Planning Documents Every Family Needs. Especially Now
  • Estate Planning Challenges For Owners Of Vacation Homes
  • Estate Planning For Young Families

Elder Law Update - March 2020

In This Issue
  • The SECURE Act’s Impact on Required Minimum Distributions: What You Need to Know
  • What Happens When the Role of Caregiver Comes to an End
  • Does a Revocable Living Trust Protect Your Assets?

Estate Planning Update - February 2020

In This Issue

  • How The SECURE Act Will Impact Retirement And Estate Planning
  • Roth IRAs Are Remarkably Flexible Retirement Planning Tools
  • A Personal Note From Rutkowski Law Firm

Elder Law Update - January 2020

In This Issue
  • Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Forms of Dementia
  • The Gift that Lasts a Lifetime: A College Education

Estate Planning Update - 4th Quarter 2019

In This Issue
  • The Bank Has Refused Your Financial Power of Attorney. Now What?
  • Social Security Phone Scams Have Become a Greater Threat than IRS Scams
  • Why You Must Keep Your Estate Plan Up-to-Date
  • A Personal Note From Rutkowski Law Firm

Elder Law Update - 4th Quarter 2019

In This Issue
  • Let’s Take A Look At Medicaid’s Look-Back Period
  • Understanding The Different Components Of Medicare Insurance

Estate Planning Update - 3rd Quarter 2019

In This Issue
  • The HIPAA Release: What It is and Why You Need One
  • Estate Planning Basics: An Introduction to Trusts
  • Choosing a Guardian for Minor Children

Elder Law Update - 3rd Quarter 2019

In This Issue
  • Medicaid, Nursing Home Costs and the Rumor Mill
  • Quickly Determine What Services are Covered by Medicare by Downloading this Free App
  • Should You Obtain a Letter of Competency?

Estate Planning Update - 2nd Quarter 2019

In This Issue
  • The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Probating an Estate
  • Protecting Inheritances For and From Your Heirs
  • The Importance of Choosing a Qualified Trustee

Elder Law Update - 2nd Quarter 2019

In This Issue
  • The Difference Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Seize Control Over Incapacity with Durable Powers of Attorney

Estate Planning Update - 1st Quarter 2019

In This Issue

  • Planning Tips for the Sandwich Generation

The term “sandwich generation” refers to people who are raising their own children while simultaneously trying to care for aging parents. If you are “sandwiched” between these two roles, the stress can seem overwhelming. Here are some tips for managing the challenge. 

Elder Law Update - 1st Quarter 2019

In This Issue
  • Know Your Options: The Spectrum of Long-Term Care
  • Reward Your Pet With the Best Treat of All – a Pet Trust
  • A Personal Note From Rutkowski Law Firm

Estate Planning Update - January 2019

In This Issue
  • Estate Planning and Digital Assets
  • Now is a Good Time to Make Sure Your Plan is Up-To-Date
  • The Importance of Choosing the Right Business Entity
  • A Personal Note From Rutkowski Law Firm

Elder Law Update - December 2018

In This Issue

  • Recent Changes to the Law Make It Harder to Qualify for the VA Pension Program
  • Now is a Good Time to Make Sure Your Plan is Up-To-Date
  • Managing a Medicaid Crisis
  • A Personal Note From Rutkowski Law Firm

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