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6 Important Estate Planning Considerations - Part 5: Retirement Assets

Retirement-3.jpgMany people spend the bulk of their working lives planning for retirement - others get a later start. In either case, tax-favored vehicles such as IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement plans often comprise a large portion of their planning. In part 5 of a 6-part series on important estate planning considerations, our American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys colleague, Attorney Steve Hartnett, discusses proper handling of these assets for estate planning purposes. CLICK HERE TO READ ON

6 Important Estate Planning Considerations - Part 4: Beneficiary Designations

beneficiary typewriter.jpgBeneficiary designations are meant to clearly define how assets are to be distributed upon the passing of the original asset holder. But there are potential pitfalls than can be encountered as one accumulates different kinds of assets over their lifetime. In this installment of his 6-part series on Estate Planning Considerations, our American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys colleague, Attorney Steve Hartnett, examines some common snags that can occur, and how best to avoid them. Click HERE to read on

Planning for retirement is about more than the money

lead your best life.jpgPlanning for retirement isn't just about dollars and cents. In his latest blog, our American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys colleague, Attorney Stephen C. Hartnett, reminds us that effective retirement planning involves not only estate planning - but also includes a well thought through picture of how you'd like to spend your time. Click here to see what he has to say...

Potential Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for Small Businesses

federal tax reg books pic.jpgThe controversial Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law in December 2017 has some new benefits for small businesses that are pass-through entities. Many pass-through entities will now have a new benefit of a 20% deduction relative to profits. The law is touted as being complex, and it is, as it raises many new and interesting issues for advisors. For example, it will be interesting to see what, if any, impact this new deduction will have on the number of small businesses that opt for S-Corp status in order to avoid self-employment tax on "distributions" of profit rather than straight pass-through of profits such as occur in LLCs that are Sole proprietorships or partnerships.

Massachusetts Ranks High in "Most Expensive States for Long-term Care". See How the Numbers Stack Up.

Elder lady and nurse (2).jpgOne of the many great benefits of living in the Bay State is the proximity of world class medical institutions. But that comes with a hefty price tag. A 2017 Genworth Financial study shows Massachusetts coming in as the second most expensive state in the country for long term care... and that's not even including what it costs for private nursing home care, the price of which we reveal a little further down.

Federal tax law changes impact your state taxes? It could be!

Changes to the federal tax law could impact your state taxes in a big way, and even change your mind about whether you want to itemize your deductions! Our Academy colleague, Stephen C. Hartnett, J.D., LL.M. breaks it down in this blog. Learn how the changes may affect your state tax burden...

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Solutions Law Group LLC blog!

We have several exciting developments to share with you. We are refining our estate planning services and expanding our reach to better serve you. On December 20, 2017 Solutions Law Group became a licensed member of the American Academy of Estate Planners. Membership requirements are rigorous, allowing only a select few firms in each state entry, after comprehensive vetting. In addition to the prestige of membership, being part of the Academy means access to a deep national network of resources, greatly enhancing how we assist you - including a more streamlined and efficient estate planning system. Stay tuned for announcements regarding our upcoming series of free estate planning educational seminars and other special offers!

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