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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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The preferred method is to set up a trust, and transfer your home to the trust.  Transfer on death deeds are brand new for 2016 in California, and title companies are not insuring them right away ...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

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Planning Ahead: Advance Directives

While wills and trusts are the crux of estate planning, there are other documents that are important to have when creating your plan. The advance directive is one such document. So what is an advance ... Read more

Why You May Need a Trust

Many people limit their estate planning considerations to making a will. While a will may allow your estate to avoid probate, a trust may be a better estate planning tool depending on your circumstanc ... Read more

Avoid Costly Estate Planning Errors With The Necessary Documents

In an earlier blog, we wrote about the importance of early estate planning. Deciding to plan for your estate is the first step to avoiding costly estate planning errors. However, there are a numb ... Read more

Setting Up a Trust for the Care of a Pet

Estate planning involves taking the steps necessary to make sure your family and loved ones will be taken care of in the future. This includes spouses, children, parents, and friends. Increasingly, th ... Read more

Battle Over NY Brownstone Highlights Inheritance Issues for Same Sex Partne

Bill Cornwell and Tom Doyle lived in a brownstone in the West Village of Manhattan for more than 50 years. Cornwell was the sole owner of the four-unit apartment building. However, about ten years ago ... Read more

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