Estate Planning Newsletter


Van Dyck Law, LLC • New Jersey Elder Law & Estate Planning

For your convenience, you may access the current and past issues of our estate planning newsletter online:

  • Medicare, Medicaid and More (August 2015)
    Retirement is a new chapter in your life. Many things are in transition, to include making sure you have a handle on your health care options. Now is the time to get your health insurance ducks in a row.
  • Who Me? A Fiduciary? (July 2015)
    What is a “fiduciary” when it comes to estate planning? If you have been appointed to serve as one, then now is the time to find out your responsibilities (and potential liabilities) before it is too late.
  • A Long-Term Care (insurance) Primer (June 2015)
    No one wants to think about wearing out mentally, physically or both. But it is a reality. What plans have you made for your long-term care? What plans have you made to pay for it? Hope is not a strategy.
  • Estate Planning Hazards (May 2015)
    Road hazards can be easy to avoid, if you know where they are. Whether on the road or in your estate plan, two potential hazards to identify and avoid are common mistakes made when planning for beneficiary designations and joint ownership.
  • Crucial Coordination (April 2015)
    Many things in life require attention to detail and sequence to get the desired result, whether making a double play or creme brulee. So it is with coordinating your estate plan with your retirement plan and your long-term care plan.
  • No Federal Estate Tax, No Problem? (March 2015)
    The non-tax issues of estate planning cut to the very heart of our lives, work and families. Regardless of whether you may or may not incur a federal estate tax liability, issues of personal dignity, family conflict and your life's legacy are fundamental to proper estate planning.
  • Sweetheart Wills (February 2015)
    Are you married? Have you considered creating an estate plan to provide for your spouse if something untoward happened to you? Perhaps it is time for you and your beloved to make matching "sweetheart wills" to legally reflect your intentions.
  • The Will To Plan (January 2015)
    Why doesn’t everyone have their final affairs in order, especially in light of the likelihood of incapacity and the certainty of death? Research shows that the chief culprit is simple procrastination. Read on for tips on how to stop procrastination now.
  • The Charitable Remainder Trust: A Great Way to Donate (December 2014)
    Given the choice, most taxpayers would rather give to their own charities than pay taxes. With an IRS authorized Charitable Remainder Trust you can do just that ... and enjoy the lifetime benefit of an enhanced income stream.
  • Estate Planning Pitfalls (November 2014)
    Pitfalls, like potholes, are more easily avoided if you know where they are. So it is with estate planning pitfalls. In our lead article, we point out some common pitfalls to avoid while you still can.
  • Dementia and How to Handle It in Your Estate Planning (October 2014)
    Dementia is a dreaded disease that robs its victim of his or her mental capacity. However, ongoing personal, health care and financial decisions must continue to be made, whether minor or major. So, by whom will those fundamental decisions be made?

Van Dyck Law, LLC is a full service Estate Planning & Elder Law practice. They provide comprehensive planning in the areas of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, medical directives, advanced estate planning, probate & trust administration, probate avoidance planning, long-term care planning, Medicaid crisis planning, Veterans benefits, special needs trusts, disability planning and asset protection. Van Dyck Law, LLC serves clients and their families all throughout Princeton, NJ; Mercer County, NJ; Monroe Township, NJ and the surrounding areas, cities and towns.

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