For three in four single retirees more than half of their income comes from Social Security. A divorced retiree who was married for at least a decade is entitled to spousal Social Security benefits, the same as if they were still married. The benefits are available even if the ex-spouse remarries. That eligibility ends when the divorced retiree remarries. The benefits are no … [Read more...] about Retired and Considering Remarrying? Consider how Social Security benefits will change
Trusts and Estates
Hearing that you’ve inherited real estate is the good news. Then there can be uncertainty about what an existing mortgage might mean. Many fear they have to get a new mortgage on their name, that they won’t be able to, and that they will lose the property if the lender calls the loan. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued a rule that should ease … [Read more...] about You’ve Inherited Property with a Mortgage, Now What?
What happens with your digital life when you die or if you are in a coma? The Washington Post interviewed me in a piece that highlighted Delaware’s new law that grants access to digital property owned by someone who is incapacitated or has died. As I told the reporter, in my practice I regularly see loved ones struggling to manage someone’s affairs because the accounts are … [Read more...] about Who Cares for Your Digital Life and Afterlife?