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The SECURE Act’s Potential Disruption of Estate Plans with Retirement Assets

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law the SECURE Act (“Setting Every Community up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019”), which will take effect January 1, 2020.  While…

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When Buying a Medigap Policy, It Really Pays to Shop Around

Medigap policies that supplement Medicare’s basic coverage can cost vastly different amounts, depending on the company selling the policy, according to a new study. The findings highlight the importance of…

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Should an Annuity Be Part of Your Retirement Planning?

Annuities can be valuable retirement and longevity planning tools- but they are complex financial products that can be misused. There are two kinds of annuities: variable and immediate. Variable annuities…

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23 Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers Virginia Lists

23 ThompsonMcMullan attorneys were selected to the annual Super Lawyers Virginia lists. 15 were named as Super Lawyers in specific areas of law, and 8 were selected to the Virginia…

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Dispute Between Brothers Demonstrates Need to Plan for Long-Term Care

A recent New Jersey appeals court case demonstrates how important it is for families to come up with a long-term care plan before an emergency strikes. The case involves two…

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Work-Life Balance in the Digital Age

Sherry Fox will be speaking VTLA’s 19th Annual Retreat, taking place  July 12-13, 2019. “What is work-life balance? Is it achievable? Technology has come a long way and often enables…

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Workbook Provides All-In-One Space for Important Legal- Personal- and Financial Information

If something were to happen to you- does your family know where to find your important documents or know what your final preferences and wishes are? The What if ….

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Choosing Retirement Account Beneficiaries Requires Some Thought

While the execution of wills requires formalities like witnesses and a notary- the reality is that most property passes to heirs through other- less formal means. Many bank and investments…

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Medicaid’s Coverage of Nursing Home Care

For better and for worse, Medicaid is the primary method of paying for nursing home care in the United States. But navigating the Medicaid system is complicated and confusing. Here are…

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What’s a Health Care Proxy and Why Do I Need One?

If you become incapacitated- who will make your medical decisions? A health care proxy allows you to appoint someone else to act as your agent for medical decisions. It will ensure…