The Bell Law Firm https://jbelllawfirm.com The Bell Law Firm P.A. Tue, 16 Jul 2019 19:32:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 https://jbelllawfirm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/cropped-foutain-1-32x32.png The Bell Law Firm https://jbelllawfirm.com 32 32 What Happens After I Die If I Have a Revocable Trust? https://jbelllawfirm.com/2019/07/16/what-happens-if-i-have-revocable-trust/ https://jbelllawfirm.com/2019/07/16/what-happens-if-i-have-revocable-trust/#respond Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:34:03 +0000 https://jbelllawfirm.com/?p=9468 Revocable trusts are often promoted with an “Avoid Probate” slogan. They are supposed to make things easier for your descendants to manage after your death. This is certainly true most of the time, but what really happens after you die? And how can you make it even easier for your loved ones after you’re gone? […]

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Asset Protection: Why Should I Care About It? https://jbelllawfirm.com/2019/05/09/asset-protection-why-should-i-care-about-it/ https://jbelllawfirm.com/2019/05/09/asset-protection-why-should-i-care-about-it/#respond Thu, 09 May 2019 13:37:34 +0000 http://jbelllawfirm.com/?p=9291 What is asset protection? And why might you need to understand it? Here are 7 types of asset protection to consider.

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What Assets Are Counted When Applying for SSI? https://jbelllawfirm.com/2018/10/22/what-assets-are-counted-when-applying-for-ssi/ https://jbelllawfirm.com/2018/10/22/what-assets-are-counted-when-applying-for-ssi/#respond Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:37:53 +0000 http://jbelllawfirm.com/?p=9221 To be eligible for SSI an applicant can have no more than $2000 in assets, but there are 6 major exclusions that won't count towards that limit...

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What You Need to Know About the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 https://jbelllawfirm.com/2018/09/26/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-of-2017/ https://jbelllawfirm.com/2018/09/26/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-of-2017/#respond Wed, 26 Sep 2018 16:12:17 +0000 http://jbelllawfirm.com/?p=9201 Congress passed sweeping tax reform in late December 2017. Here's what individuals and business owners need to know...

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7 Common Challenges for Effective Estate Planning https://jbelllawfirm.com/2018/08/31/7-common-challenges-for-effective-estate-planning/ https://jbelllawfirm.com/2018/08/31/7-common-challenges-for-effective-estate-planning/#respond Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:10:02 +0000 http://jbelllawfirm.com/?p=9199 There are 7 challenges that people often overlook when creating an effective estate plan.

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How to Earn Additional Income Without Losing SSI Income https://jbelllawfirm.com/2018/06/15/how-to-earn-additional-income-without-losing-ssi-income/ https://jbelllawfirm.com/2018/06/15/how-to-earn-additional-income-without-losing-ssi-income/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:35:56 +0000 http://jbelllawfirm.com/?p=9219 Although Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients are subject to rigid asset limits, the federal government has provided a few avenues for beneficiaries to earn income that supplements their SSI benefit.

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6 Ways to Pay for a Nursing Home https://jbelllawfirm.com/2018/04/19/6-ways-to-pay-for-a-nursing-home/ https://jbelllawfirm.com/2018/04/19/6-ways-to-pay-for-a-nursing-home/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:35:07 +0000 http://jbelllawfirm.com/?p=9161 Many people still struggle to get long-term care insurance to pay the outrageous costs of nursing home care. So what are the alternatives to help pay for that care?

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Do You Know You Need to Plan But Just Keep Putting It Off? https://jbelllawfirm.com/2018/04/10/do-you-know-you-need-to-plan-but-just-keep-putting-it-off/ https://jbelllawfirm.com/2018/04/10/do-you-know-you-need-to-plan-but-just-keep-putting-it-off/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2018 16:09:13 +0000 http://jbelllawfirm.com/?p=9197 It's easy to put off planning, but planning may be easier than you think, and it provides huge relief once it's been done. Follow our 3-step process for planning and stop procrastinating.

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The Top Five Responsibilities of a Trustee of a Special Needs Trust https://jbelllawfirm.com/2018/03/14/the-top-five-responsibilities-of-a-trustee-of-a-special-needs-trust/ https://jbelllawfirm.com/2018/03/14/the-top-five-responsibilities-of-a-trustee-of-a-special-needs-trust/#respond Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:32:08 +0000 http://jbelllawfirm.com/?p=9217 These five responsibilities likely rank at the top of any trustee's list. How prepared is your trustee for these tasks?

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Are Parents the Best Trustee for a Special Needs Trust? https://jbelllawfirm.com/2018/01/30/are-parents-the-best-trustee-for-a-special-needs-trust/ https://jbelllawfirm.com/2018/01/30/are-parents-the-best-trustee-for-a-special-needs-trust/#respond Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:28:31 +0000 http://jbelllawfirm.com/?p=9215 It is common for parents to want to serve as the trustee of their child's special needs trust, however every parent should understand the benefits and drawbacks of doing so.

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