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With the family together, it may be a good time to go over your estate plan. This article lists five things you need to do if you have not already done so: http://usat.ly/1NSyMpa - Dan

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Blog Posts in 2015

  • A Relatives Debt After Death

    After a loved one passes away, you may find that they have debt. You may or may not be responsible for the debt accrued by your loved one in their ...

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  • Just Give Everything Away

    In case you missed it, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife recently welcomed the birth of their daughter. In a rather eccentric celebration ...

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  • Social Security Benefits And Planning For Retirement

    Deciding when to take Social Security is one of the most daunting choices our clients face. I always recommend sitting down to discuss your options ...

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  • Why Do Single People Need Estate Plans?

    It is important to have a power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, and will, regardless of marital status. These documents will ensure that ...

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  • Why Do Single People Need Estate Plans?

    It is important to have a power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, and will, regardless of marital status. These documents will ensure that ...

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  • What Should You Know About Debt After Death?

    Please take a look at the following article regarding the debt of a loved one after their death. This article should only be used as an outline and it ...

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  • Estate Planning for Individuals Without Children

    The default laws are designed for families with children. Those who do not have children need to carefully select their executors, beneficiaries and ...

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  • When Should You Do an Estate Plan Review?

    The attached article discusses why it is important to update your estate plan through life changes. While this article specifically discusses ...

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  • Caring for parents with dementia is draining

    This Saturday, JGB is a proud sponsor of Williamsburg's Walk To End Alzheimer's. We have seen the effects this disease has wreaked on our families, ...

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  • Sibling Rivalry and Estate Planning

    All too often, we see sibling rivalry complicate estate planning. In the attached article learn more about the Jimi Hendrix Estate and how it was ...

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  • Estate Planning for Your Art

    Even though most of us don’t have an original Monet painting hanging over the mantel, here is an interesting article regarding Art and your estate ...

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  • When should I update my will?

    The simple answer is to update your will any time there is a change in your beneficiaries, representatives, estate assets or the tax law. The ...

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  • Choosing How We Die

    A new proposal on “advanced care planning” may soon change how patients are able to navigate their end-of-life choices. Read the below article by ...

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  • Oh Don't Worry, My Kids Get Along Great!

    I truly wish that every one of my clients was 100% correct when they said, “Oh don’t worry, my kids get along great. There won’t be any problems ...

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  • Hare and Tortoise run/walk

    JGB is proud to sponsor the Hare and Tortoise run/walk September 12. The race raises money for ovarian cancer in honor of Karene O'Hare. Come join the ...

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  • The Importance of Your Personal Property Memorandum

    Family disputes over a loved one’s personal belongings are a common problem that can be avoided with proper planning. Frequently, emotions get heated ...

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  • Overcoming Common Barriers to Estate Planning

    What is stopping you from creating your estate plan? Here are 3 ways to overcome the most common barriers to finishing your estate plan. ...

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  • Women With Memory Impairments

    A recent Wall Street Journal Article (attached below) described a new study indicating that woman can experience cognitive decline faster than men. ...

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  • Top Lawyers List

    This year two of our lawyers, Dan Gasink and Jeremy Johnson, have the honor of being featured in the Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Top Lawyers List for ...

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  • Planning for Your Pets

    Dan was featured in this month's "Good Neighbor Magazine". He discusses planning for your pets, in case you become incapacitated. See page 24 for the ...

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  • Estate Planning and Wills for the Young or Single

    We all need Estate Planning, no matter if you are 18 or 98, your wishes need to be written down and you need someone who you trust to be able to make ...

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  • Money Mishaps

    This article called "Money Mistake for Seniors and Retirees", written by Tom Orecchio, provides advice regarding how to avoid money mistakes as you ...

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  • Which Financial Documents Do I Keep?

    This article written by Gary Brooks, will help understanding which financial documents to keep, and for how long you should keep them. "Are you tired ...

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  • Experts on Aging, Dying as They Lived

    The attached article, written by Alexandra Butler, discusses how to prepare and speak to your family about how you would like to spend your last ...

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  • IRS Finalizes Portability Rules for Estate Tax Exemptions

    Just in case you haven’t been focusing all of your attention on changing tax regulations, you should be aware that the IRS has issued the final rules ...

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  • Alzheimer's Awareness

    Johnson, Gasink, & Baxter, LLP is pleased to announce our support for the walk to end Alzheimer’s. We are working to bring awareness to this disease ...

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  • Guardianship changes in Florida

    The attached article written by Carli Teproff and Kathleen McGrory discuss guardianship and proposed changes to the law. "...Lawmakers in both the ...

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  • Digital Assets in Your Estate Plan

    It’s quite shocking to consider the rapid advances in technology we have seen over last decade, not to mention how technology has infiltrated most ...

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  • Elder Care

    Be sure both to build a network of friends and neighbors to check in on you and to look out for those around you. "More than half of the 10,000 ...

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  • Probate Pirates and Friendly Grandparent Syndrome

    Attached is " Here's How The Great $41 Trillion Generational Wealth Transfer Is Intercepted By Probate Pirates" by Juliette Fairley.; this article ...

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  • Don't Count on Inheritances for Retirement

    Over the years I have lost track of the number times a client proclaimed they will spend everything before it passes to their kids. Most of my clients ...

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  • The Art of Scamming and How You Can be Aware

    Just this morning, I picked up a paper and read an ad for a seminar warning folks to come in to a Wills & Trusts Seminar to hear about crucial new ...

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  • Firearms and Estate Planning

    Please read this article "Safety First: The Transfer of Firearms and the Case for Gun Trusts" written by Michael McClintock, JD, to learn more about ...

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  • Estate Planning Pitfalls

    Please take a moment to read through this great article by Consumer Reports. It gives an unbiased opinion on the top pitfalls of estate planning. http ...

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  • Retirement and Estate Planning

    In the attached article "Big Retirement Mistake: Boomers With NO Estate Plan" written by Rodney Brooks, discover how Estate Planning is part of ...

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  • Is someone calling from the IRS?

    In the attached article "If A Caller Says, 'I'm With the IRS', He's Not" written Marilyn Geewax, learn about recent IRS scams and how to avoid them. ...

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  • Saying Thank You in an Unconventional Way

    Please take a look at a great article about Dean Smith. Through his estate plan he was able to show how much he cared about every player he ever ...

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  • Common Platform for Electronic Medical Records, are you ready?

    Good news for those of us in Hampton Roads- The largest local health care providers have signed on to a common platform for electronic medical ...

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  • "When I win the Lottery" and "If I die"

    These are two statements we hear routinely in our practice. I usually suggest that they have these statements reversed. Instead, it should be “When I ...

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  • Canada's Approach to "Estate Taxes"

    Over the years I have been witness to numerous harangues over our “flawed” US Tax Code. I even had one client threaten to renounce their US ...

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  • Estate planning: Not just for the 1%

    This weeks blog discusses Estate Planning, and why it is for the average American household, not just the top 1%. See this article written by Ivory ...

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  • President Obama Calls for Advisors to be Held to a New Fiduciary Standard.

    Yesterday, President Obama gave a speech calling for financial advisors who advise people on investing their on Individual Retirement Accounts to be ...

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  • Robin Williams- Fame, Fortune, and The Answers to His Estate

    Please take a look at the following article in the New York Times about Robin Williams’ estate plan. It’s quite unfortunate that the estate plan ...

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  • What Does Obama's New Budget Have To Do With Your Estate?

    Obama calls for major tax changes with estates. This link from MSN Money discusses in detail what the proposed changes are and how they could effect ...

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  • Nursing Home debt and Power of Attorney, what does one have to do with the other?

    This weeks blog discusses nursing homes, debts, and power of attorney. See these stories of families fighting for their loved ones, and what the ...

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  • Proposed Tax changes, what could that mean?

    This weeks blog discusses nursing homes, debts, and power of attorney. See these stories of families fighting for their loved ones, and what the ...

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