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What The SECURE Act Might Mean for You and Your Estate Plan

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (the “SECURE Act”), and it became effective on January 1, 2020. The SECURE Act has made several changes to the administration of retirement accounts. One big change is that it increases the required beginning date for required minimum distributions (“RMDs”) from your…

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2019 Medi-Cal Resource Updates

The California Department of Health Care Services recently announced new Medi-Cal resource numbers for 2019. In All County Welfare Directors Letter (ACWDL) 18-28 the Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA) was increased to $126,420 and the Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMMNA) was increased to $3,161 for 2019. The CSRA is the amount of non-exempt assets that the spouse of a…

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Mortgage Loans to Irrevocable Trusts and Probate Estates

There are a number of situations where a borrower doesn’t qualify for a traditional loan and that’s often true in solving the challenges of real estate lending for irrevocable trusts and probate estates.  Conventional lenders are reluctant to lend money to these entities, refusing loan approval until the entity has been dissolved and title converted to an individual interest.   Heirs…

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