Locating a decedent’s Will can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Many people create a will years before they pass. Here’s how we suggest finding it.
VA Veterans Pension, Survivors Pension, and Aid and Attendance: How to Get Approved for a Tax-Free, Lifetime Pension From the VA The VA Pension, also known as Aid and Attendance, is one of the VA benefits that most Veterans have no clue they qualify for. A Veteran who qualifies for the VA Pension and has […]
Making your primary residence in Florida your homestead provides you with both tax benefits and an unlimited creditor protection against most creditors/lawsuits. This Article will cover the basics of Florida Homestead and the great benefits of making your primary residence your Homestead. What is Considered Florida Homestead? In order to make your home in Florida […]
Florida has arguably some of the best laws in the country when it comes to protecting your assets from creditors. Some of these asset protection laws are found in the Florida statutes (statutory law) and some are derived from Florida’s judicial precedence or customs (common law). In fact, Florida has an entire statutory chapter—Chapter 222—that […]
Tenants by the Entirety is a special form of joint ownership between married couples here in Florida that provides a significant amount of asset protection for any assets owned as Tenants by the Entirety. While roughly twenty states have laws that allow for Tenants by the Entirety ownership, state laws vary widely as to which […]
If a Florida Nursing Home Medicaid applicant is applying for ICP Medicaid (nursing home Medicaid), then there a patient responsibility. Patient responsibility is the amount of money per month that a Medicaid applicant must contribute to pay for his or her share of the nursing home. The Agency for Health Care Administration sets the rates […]
This is part 6 of 6 of our in-depth guide to winning your audit. Finishing Audits Toward the end of every meeting with the auditor, ask her what adjustments she intends to make. While she may not be willing to commit without running it by her manager, she may have some idea. Try to pin […]
This is part 5 of 6 of our in-depth guide to winning your audit. Preparing for an Audit In preparing for an IRS audit, begin by taking the following four steps: Step 1. Review the tax return being audited. If it was professionally prepared, go over it with the preparer. If you did it yourself, […]