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Your legal rights to your child after establishing paternity

You and your child’s mother have been together for years. Though you never married, you decided to raise your child as one family. Unfortunately, your relationship begins to crumble, and you wonder how you will see your child if you and your partner separate.

Fathers, it is essential to understand that unless you establish paternity, you have no rights to your child. Establishing paternity constitutes both a responsible and privileged decision, and it is the only way to obtain custody or visitation rights with your child in California.

Where's My New Medicare Card?

16765-checking mailbox.jpgTo prevent fraud and fight identity theft, the federal government is issuing new cards to all Medicare beneficiaries that will no longer have beneficiaries' Social Security numbers on them. The government began mailing the cards in April 2018 and the new cards should be completely distributed by April 2019.

High-cost construction defects pose big setbacks

Construction defects have always been a hot topic in the construction industry. Not only do defects in performance, planning and supervision financially hurt the owner, but all the companies and contractors involved. It’s a tough situation for both parties and also difficult to target, especially when multiple people worked on one project.

The Little-Known Tax on Roth 401(k) Distributions

16703-401k.jpgEmployee retirement savings plans come in two main varieties: the traditional 401(k) and the Roth 401(k). The benefit of a Roth 401(k) over a traditional 401(k) after retirement is that distributions from a Roth 401(k) are tax-free, but there is a little-known situation where distributions can be taxed.

Medicare Extends Deadline for Relief from Part B Penalties

16752-Medicare with Money.jpgMedicare is extending its offer of relief from penalties for certain Medicare beneficiaries who enrolled in Medicare Part A and had coverage through the individual marketplace. Beneficiaries who qualify will be able to enroll in Medicare Part B without paying a penalty for late enrollment if they enroll by September 30, 2018.

Court Overturns Obama Rule Protecting Investors Saving for Retirement

16723-protect retirement.jpgA U.S. court of appeals has struck down a Department of Labor (DOL) rule that was intended to prevent financial advisers from steering their clients to bad retirement investments.

You should avoid these 3 common estate planning mistakes

Let’s face it — no one likes to think about death. Especially your own. However, you should start preparing now for that inevitable day, and estate planning is the smartest action you can take for your family’s future. When you start your plan, make sure to steer clear of these familiar missteps.

 

When Can an Adult Child Be Liable for a Parent's Nursing Home Bill?

16744-signing contract.jpgAlthough a nursing home cannot require a child to be personally liable for their parent's nursing home bill, there are circumstances in which children can end up having to pay, and it is extremely important to read any admission agreements carefully before signing.

More States Asking to Eliminate Retroactive Medicaid Benefits

16698-Medicaid on MOney.jpgArizona and Florida are the latest states to request a waiver from the requirement that states provide three months of retroactive Medicaid coverage to eligible Medicaid recipients.

Finding the Best Retirement Calculators

Thumbnail image for 16682-Retirement Calculator.jpgFiguring out how much to save for retirement and when you can safely stop working can be difficult. A growing number of online retirement calculators, many of them free, are available to help. Although these calculators may yield vastly different results, they can still be useful tools.

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