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State and Federal Tax Law Developments Affect Same-Sex Couples and MA Residents with Out-of-State Real Estate

by Goodwin on

Recent changes in state and federal tax laws impact same-sex couples and any Massachusetts residents who own real estate in another state. Clients who may be affected by these changes should act soon to protect the...more

Property Tax Assessor Presumed Too Much

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

Even though property acquired during marriage is presumed to be community property, for property tax change in ownership purposes the Los Angeles County Property Tax Assessor’s Office believes otherwise. Fortunately, the...more

IRS Agrees that Domestic Partners Are Entitled to Full Home Mortgage Interest Deduction

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

The IRS recently released guidance indicating that it will follow the Ninth Circuit’s ruling in Voss v. Commissioner, 796 F.3d 1051 (9th Cir. 2015), acquiescing to the Ninth Circuit’s opinion that unmarried domestic partners...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19496 - Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities v. Echo Hose Ambulance - The issue of this case was whether or not an unpaid volunteer, in this case for an ambulance...more

Court Upholds Foreclosure on Taxpayer’s Primary Residence in Satisfaction of Federal Tax Lien

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

In United States v. Smith, 117 AFTR 2d 2016-XXXX (February 8, 2016), the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington allowed the Federal government to foreclose on the taxpayers’ primary residence in...more

Surviving Spouse Not Obligated To Refile Homestead Exemption–Martin County's $283,070 Tax Bill Voided [Florida]

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

Florida taxpayers that apply for and receive a homestead exemption receive a reduction on their ad valorem taxes. Perhaps more importantly, the homestead become subject to the "Save Our Homes" annual 3% limit on increases in...more

Insight on Estate Planning - August/September 2014

In This Issue: - Unintended consequences: After divorce, review your estate plan to avoid surprises - Protecting your real estate assets - How will the GST tax affect your estate plan? - Estate...more

Gift tax Consequences of Real Estate Transfers

Often times, one partner in a same-sex couple owns real property and seeks to add the other partner to the title or deed for no consideration (i.e. when no money or other type of payment is received in return). Though this...more

Philadelphia Passes Ordinance Expanding LGBT Rights

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On April 25, 2013, Philadelphia City Council passed the LGBT Equality Bill, Bill No. 130224, which Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law on May 9, 2013. ...more

What Spouses Are Good For In 2011 And 2012

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

Lots of things, obviously! In context of tax and business, a number of specific items (not exhaustive), including: a. Creditor protection via the special protections afforded by property held jointly as tenants by the...more

Wealth Management Update -- September 2011

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

IN THIS ISSUE: - IRS issues Notice 2011-76 Modifying Filing Due Date for Form 8939 and Automatic Extension Rule for Form 706 for Decedents Dying in 2010 - September Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective...more

Dealing With Your Mortgage Through Bankruptcy: Arizona Bankruptcy Attorney

by John Skiba on

In Arizona there are few people who aren’t dealing with a home that is worth far less than what they owe on it. I regularly visit with people who owe 50% more than what the home is worth and often have second mortgages or...more

Tax Problems in Joint Home Ownership for Divorced Couples

In what is referred to as the ‘hidden area of the law’, Vanderbilt law professor, Kelly Lise Murray has been conducting free seminars to educate couples on the inherent dangers of divorce while the home is under joint names....more

Newsletter

by William A. Swendson on

This is our most recent newsletter to our clients. We try to provide them with information they can use, but may not otherwise see in our local media....more

Should I Put My Child on Title to My House with Me?

by Douglas Edgar on

A brief discussion of whether a parent should place a child on title with the parent on the parent's house....more

LAWatch

LAWatch is the official newsletter of Adleberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC....more

The Virtual Paralegal Advantage: Leverage Technology and Paralegal Support for Maximum Profitability

Most attorneys are aware of the benefits of increased technology to the practice of law and the value that an experienced competent paralegal can add to a firm's bottom line. Many attorneys are not aware, however, that the...more

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