What is Estate Planning

What is estate planning?

What is Estate Planning? Joseph Ranni, Esq. of Ranni Law Firm, PLLC answers the following questions about Estate Planning: What is estate planning? Who needs estate planning? Are things like Insurance, IRAs, Pensions, Trusts, a house part of the estate? What are some documents needed for estate planning? What is the role of an executor in estate planning? How does estate …

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Ranni Law, Elder Law & Disability Law

Joseph J. Ranni, Attorney and Managing Partner is recognized and distinguished in the Top Attorneys of North America

Florida, NY  WW/Press/January 26, 2022 – Joseph J. Ranni, Attorney and Managing Partner, with the Ranni Law Firm is recognized and distinguished in the Top Attorneys of North America 2022-2023 edition by The Who’s Who Directories. The Ranni Law Firm’s concentration is in Elder and Disability Law focused upon personal and financial planning for clients to live home with the best …

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The Value of Trusts

The problem with transferring assets is that you have given them away. You no longer control them, and even a trusted child or other relative may lose them. A safer approach is to put them in an irrevocable trust. Whether trust assets are counted against Medicaid’s resource limits depends on the terms of the trust …

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Testamentary Trusts

Testamentary trusts are trusts created under a will. The Medicaid rules provide a special ‘safe harbor’ for testamentary trusts created by a deceased spouse for the benefit of a surviving spouse. Unlike a trust created during life for a spouse, the assets of these trusts are treated as available to the Medicaid applicant only to …

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