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Widow Foreclosure Catch-22
The 2010 Tax Relief Act and your estate plan
Are your estate planning documents protecting your assets?
Same-Sex Marriage Cases in 90 Seconds
Should you Opt-Out of the Voluntary Disclosure Program?
Death and Foreign Asset Disclosure. What you don't know can cost you…a lot
Safeguard Your MVA: Devising a Business Succession Plan that will Preserve your Most Valuable Asset
Planning for Your Social Media Accounts When You Die
Divorce can be costly, especially when it reveals undisclosed foreign assets.
Fein, Such, Kahn, & Shepard: Estate Planning
Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, & Power of Attorney in Arizona - Putting Family First
Foreign Asset Disclosure Program
The Basics of the Fiscal Cliff Deal & Why the Lack of Sunset Provisions Is Important
More than 30 agriculture groups recently sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate urging them to provide farmers and ranchers with permanent relief from the estate tax....more
A recent law enacted by the Pennsylvania Legislature will enable farmers to pass their family farms to future generations without having to pay Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax. With proper estate and tax planning, this law will...more
In the words of Alan Lakein, “[f]ailing to plan is planning to fail.” About 90% of farming operations do not survive the transition to the next generation. There are many possible reasons why a family farm does not succeed...more
The Family Farm Preservation Act, signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley and taking effect July 1, 2012, aims to protect the future of family farms in Maryland by substantially reducing death taxes on many smaller operations. The...more
This is a client data sheet used for the preparation of a Durable Power of Attorney for Property....more
Spouses can have differing and sometimes sharply conflicting interests and objectives regarding their estate plan. Rincker Law, PLLC requires spouses to sign this Joint Representation Disclosure and Consent form in order to...more
This is a sample client data sheet given to prospective estate planning clients at Rincker Law, PLLC....more
Inside This Issue:
2 Landowner considerations when negotiating wind energy leases
3 Avoiding pitfalls associated with crop insurance
3 DOL issues rule change for workers on farms
4 Do you need to update your estate...more
Many landowners are familiar with conservation easements, a vehicle for preserving land in perpetuity, for which they can realize tax benefits. Few landowners, however, are aware of another option: selling the development...more
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