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CHANGING THE TERMS OF A RHODE ISLAND IRREVOCABLE TRUST VIA DECANTING

Many people, including attorneys who do not practice intensively in the estate planning arena, assume that if a trust is irrevocable its terms are immutable. But that is not the case because like [...]

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How Will the New Tax Law Affect You?

While most of the new tax law has to do with reducing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, some provisions relate to individual taxpayers, including changes to the estate tax [...]

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How Will The “Tax Cut And Jobs Act” Impact Health Care?

How Will The Tax Cut And Jobs Act Impact Health Care? AARP has come out in opposition to the newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“TC&JA”). There are three areas of concern: The [...]

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AARP Sues California Nursing Home Over Resident Dumping

The legal wing of the AARP is suing a California nursing home that refused to readmit a resident whom the nursing home had sent to the hospital. The nursing home's actions are part of [...]

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Two Popular Medigap Plans Are Ending. Should You Enroll While You Can?

If you will soon turn 65 and be applying for Medicare, you should carefully consider which Medigap policy to enroll in because two of the most popular plans will be ending soon. 

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Is State Sponsored School Choice Detrimental to Disabled Students

IS STATE SPONSORED SCHOOL CHOICE DETRIMENTAL TO DISABLED STUDENTS  There is an ongoing debate concerning the value of school choice by which governmental vouchers are provided to parents to pay [...]

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Can a Trustee be Removed Due to Hostility?

CAN A TRUSTEE BE REMOVED DUE TO HOSTILITY? What can be done if the beneficiaries of a trust want to discharge a trustee? The potential motivations for wanting to do so run the gamut from friction [...]

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Medicare Launches Hospice Compare Website

Patients looking for hospice care can now get help from Medicare’s website. The agency’s new Hospice Compare site allows patients to evaluate hospice providers according to [...]

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You Can Give Away More Tax Free in 2018

After staying the same for five years, the amount you can give away to any one individual in a particular year without reporting the gift will increase in 2018. Very few taxpayers [...]

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Medicare's Part B Premium Will Be Unchanged in 2018, But Many Will Pay More. Got That?

The announcement of the 2018 Medicare premium is good news for some beneficiaries and bad news for many others.