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Monthly Archives: May 2020

What you need to know about estate planning for essential workers

Estate Planning for Essential Workers: Finding The Right “Prescription”

By Andre O. McDonald |

To all front-line and “essential” workers: Thank you for all of your hard work – day in and day out (and often evenings, nights, and weekends). You tirelessly give of yourself to care for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Whether you are caring for them in a hospital, therapy room,… Read More »

The impact of COVID-19 on the senior community

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Senior Community

By Andre O. McDonald |

Around the first of the year, the lives of Americans changed forever. A new virus, CODIV-19, began to spread across our country. The virus, part of a worldwide pandemic, spread quickly and silently. Virtually all aspects of life changed – businesses closed down, social distancing became a new norm, and toilet paper and hand… Read More »

What you need to know about state estate and inheritance tax

State Estate and Inheritance Tax: What They Are, If Your State Has Them, and How to Plan Accordingly

By Andre O. McDonald |

The federal gift and estate tax exclusion is currently very high—$11.58 million for an individual and $23.16 million for a married couple in 2020. As a result, only very wealthy people currently need to be concerned that their estates will be taxable at the federal level, at least until 2026, when the increased exclusion… Read More »

The importance of advance directives

COVID-19: A Lesson in the Importance of Advance Directives

By Andre O. McDonald |

In this Covid-19 pandemic, a wrenching question demands an answer: if you or someone you love is taken down by a life-threatening illness, how far would you want extreme life-prolonging measures to be tried? In this context, we will discuss the importance of advance directives Importance of Advance Directives vs. DNR Orders For us… Read More »

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