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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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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

As the Administrator, he has full power to remove her from the house and to sell the house.  But, as Administrator (I assume this is a dependent administrator) he can do so only with court author ...Read more

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Estate Planning: One Size Doesn’t Fit All – Part II (Under Planning)

In Part 1 of this series we discussed the potential for older documents to involve too much estate planning (i.e. over planning) when considered in light of current tax legislation. In this installmen ... Read more

Does the Executor have to show the siblings the Estate checking account and

Q: My mother made me executor of the will and my brother is asking me questions about what is being paid and how much is in the account. Do I have to answer his questions? A: If your mother has died a ... Read more

Will the state take my car when I die?

Q: If I paid for my car with cash and I owe no money on it, can the state take it to pay my credit card debts when I die? I have credit card and student loan debt. A: If you died and an estate was ope ... Read more

Estate Planning Workshops – What’s in them for You

Over the past month and a half, we’ve hosted five Estate Planning Workshops to forty-five attendees to date. The attendees arrived with an open mind and an interest in learning some estate plann ... Read more

The Do’s and Don’ts of Creating a Will in Florida

There is a lot more to estate planning than deciding who gets your stuff. We all know that you can’t take it with you, so it’s really about who’s in control after you are no longer h ... Read more

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