Ohio NAELA News

Welcome to the news blog of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Ohio Chapter. Here we share news related to Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Special Needs Planning, Veterans Benefits and more — for the benefit of our Chapter members, and the general public seeking more information about Elder Law.

Seven ways retirement will be different in 2024

Seven ways retirement will be different in 2024

From AARP — By Andy Markowitz —   How changes in Social Security, Medicare, taxes and more will affect your finances For most people, retirement finance is a delicate balance between income that’s likely less than what you made while working and expenses that may be...

How to prepare for upcoming estate tax law changes

How to prepare for upcoming estate tax law changes

From Kiplinger — By Tracy Craig —   Unless Congress acts, on Jan. 1, 2026, the estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemption amounts will be cut in half. A decrease in the exemption amount could result in significant additional transfer taxes for...

Five ways to embrace inclusion in your estate planning

Five ways to embrace inclusion in your estate planning

You can create positive change by applying inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) principles when you plan your estate. From Kiplinger — By Allison L. Lee —   Every single person deserves to exercise agency over the decisions that affect their lives and...

10 tips for splitting caregiving costs among siblings

10 tips for splitting caregiving costs among siblings

From AARP — By Bruce Horovitz —   Jaclyn Strauss has four words of advice for siblings who want to share the costs of parental caregiving: Play to your strengths. That’s precisely what she and her brother have done in preparation for what they both know will be...

Gift the kids their inheritance now or make them wait?

Gift the kids their inheritance now or make them wait?

From Barron's — By Debbie Carlson —   Are you better off giving money to children now when you can see the results of the gift, or making them wait for their inheritance until you have shuffled off this mortal coil? That is the dilemma that millions of parents and...

To protect your child, consider these estate planning steps

To protect your child, consider these estate planning steps

From Kiplinger — By Allen J. Falke —   Parenting is hard. From the moment your child comes into your life, you become responsible for that child until they reach adulthood. But what if something happens to you and your partner? How can you be sure your child is taken...

Jury orders Amazon to pay ex-employee with Asperger’s $1.2 million

Jury orders Amazon to pay ex-employee with Asperger’s $1.2 million

From Disability Scoop — By Salvador Hernandez, Los Angeles Times/TNS —   A former Amazon employee with Asperger’s syndrome claimed he was bullied and abused by co-workers at a warehouse in San Bernardino, Calif. and the company did nothing when he spoke up. Co-workers...

Military suicides dipped in 2022 as prevention programs advanced

Military suicides dipped in 2022 as prevention programs advanced

From The Associated Press — By Lolita C. Baldor —  The number of suicides among U.S. military members and their families dipped slightly in 2022, compared with the previous year, as the Defense Department tries to build prevention and treatment programs to address...

Social Security COLA increase: You’re getting more money in 2024

Social Security COLA increase: You’re getting more money in 2024

From CNET — By Katie Teague —  A 3.2% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is coming to more than 66 million Social Security beneficiaries, beginning in 2024, due to inflation. However, those who receive SSI will get their first boosted payment at the end of this year....

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