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Estate Tax Back in Effect in 2011 If Not Sooner
Two women, both heiresses years apart in age, share two things: The source or their fortunes, pharmaceuticals and estate issues after their respective deaths. Because of the changes in estate taxes, when they died is a big factor to their heirs. What Are Estate Taxes? Estate taxes, also called inheritance ... Read more

Looting a Loved One's Estate
Update 12/23/2009: Anthony Marshall  has been found guilty of 14 of the 15 counts against him. Marshall was convicted in October of the most serious charges - first-degree grand larceny and scheming to defraud. He faces a minimum of one to three years, or as much as eight to 25 years in state prison. ... Read more

You Can't Take Your Digital Assets with You
Millions of us have something in common: We use computers, smartphones and other electronic gadgets to access the internet. We do it a lot, and for all sorts of reasons. And while we may not realize it, practically all of us are making cyber-copies of ourselves and creating digital assets that will still ... Read more

Nebraska Estate Planning Help
Squirreling away money for retirement, planning for vacations or major purchases, setting up a college fund for the kids—chances are, you already have taken steps to plan ahead. But your future planning is not complete if it does not include arrangements for what will become of your estate after ... Read more

Learn About Estate Planning in Montana
With so many things to take into account, estate planning can seem like an intimidating endeavor. But having your affairs in order and documenting your preferences for how your property and responsibilities will be handled after your passing can give you peace of mind—and spare your loved ones ... Read more

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This isn't a question that I can answer, but here are a few factors: Georgia has a (small) income tax; Florida doesn't. Georgia's probate system is much easier and less expensive to deal with than Flo ...Read more

It is difficult to say what is high, or low, or the right price.  Attorneys have an ethical duty not to charge too much to their clients.  However, what is too much cannot be defined until a ...Read more

Your power of attorney has nothing to do with your mother's debts. Debts are generally addressed by the estate of the person who passed away. You may become responsible for debt if you were a co-signe ...Read more

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Rhode Island Legal Malpractice Decision Offers Guidance to Trust and Estate

The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently issued a significant decision providing clearer guidance on the duties owed by trust and estate attorneys to the beneficiaries of a trust. In Audette v. Poulin, ... Read more

Reviewing Your Estate Plan

Many people never review their trust after leaving their estate planner’s office. Unfortunately, failing to review your trust periodically can lead to unintended and costly consequences for your ... Read more

Changing Your California Estate Plan

Some estate planning clients change their estate planning frequently as they get older. Usually this stems from excessive worry over what will happen when they are gone. But whatever the cause, elders ... Read more

Choosing the Right Fiduciary

You’ve decided whom you want to leave your estate to, you’ve hired an attorney, and you’re all set to have a living trust, will, and powers of attorney prepared for you. You go to yo ... Read more

General Durable Power of Attorney: What Does it Do?

A general durable power of attorney grants a named individual (called the “attorney-in-fact” or “agent”) the authority to act on your behalf with respect to whatever matters ar ... Read more

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