Estate Planning Worksheet

What Do All Those Legal Words Mean? Part 2

Part 1 of this blog topic identified a few estate planning legal terms and explained what they mean. Part 2 continues with more estate planning terms. In Part 1, one of the terms defined was Probate – the court-supervised process for administering an estate after someone dies.   But is there a way to avoid that […]

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What Do All Those Legal Words Mean?

Lawyers often use words that are unfamiliar. What’s even worse is that often, legal terminology is not even consistent throughout the states. Additionally, a legal concept, such as “Homestead” can have several different meanings in different situations.   The area of Estate Planning is full of legal terms that you should know and understand. Let’s […]

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Earlier this year, in conjunction with creating a new firm website (and following a trend among many law firms), we decided to shorten the name of the firm from “Gibbons, Neuman, Bello, Segall, Allen & Halloran, P.A.” to “Gibbons | Neuman.” This name change has prompted some questions as to whether there have been big […]

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Special Needs Trusts Planning

NOTICE Act Requires Hospitals to Inform Medicare Patients of Potentially Costly Observation Status

On August 7, 2015, President Barack Obama signed in to law the NOTICE Act (“Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility”) which requires hospitals to give written notification to Medicare patients 24 hours after receiving observation care, explaining that they have not been admitted to the hospital, the reasons why, and the potential […]

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