Do I Need to Update My Estate Plan?

Benjamin Long Estate Planning Attorney, Wills

“Even though it is critical for your assets, family and legacy, estate planning tends to fall to the bottom of people’s to-do lists. What new …

How To Avoid Medicaid Estate Recovery

Benjamin Long Elder Law, Medicaid, Medicare

Call Benjamin Long at (913) 359-8996“If you’re helping an aging parent navigate Medicaid because they don’t have long-term care insurance or you think you’ll need …

Should Inherited Money Be Equally Split Between Family Members

Benjamin Long Inheritance, Probate

“When you’re planning to divide your estate unequally, explain the reasons to your heirs, and remember: They might be hurt anyway.” Leaving an equal amount …

Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Battle Continues

Benjamin Long Guardians, Power of Attorney

“The legal controversy surrounding Britney Spears is no secret. Her father has controlled her career and finances since 2008, a position she’s been fighting against …

What Is a SLAT in Estate Planning?

Benjamin Long Trusts

“If you have been thinking about making large gifts to take advantage of the current $11,700,000 lifetime federal estate tax exemption, you have probably been …

How Do I Talk to the Children About My Estate Planning?

Benjamin Long Estate Planning Attorney, Power of Attorney

“Many baby boomers may hesitate to discuss money with their children, but the reality is that a massive amount of wealth will be transferred in …

Estate, Business and Retirement Planning for the Farm Family

Benjamin Long Retirement

“Planning is one of the most important aspects of managing any business. This is especially true for farms and agribusinesses, due to their complexity and …

Can You Increase Your Social Security Benefits?

Benjamin Long Benefits, Retirement

“All you have to do is type ‘maximize Social Security’ into Google or any other search engine and you will get hundreds, if not thousands, …

How Do You Handle Probate?

Benjamin Long Power of Attorney

“Although there is considerable legal information and misinformation, it is generally understood that a last will and testament is the device used to distribute property …

Estate Battle With Millions at Stake in New Orleans

Benjamin Long Estate Planning Attorney

“The widow of car-dealership magnate Ray Brandt filed court papers to evict her family from their Old Metairie compound on Tuesday, the latest escalation of …