Read Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning updates, articles, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
The Greatest Gift: Your Individual + Family Estate Plan
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
Divorce can be costly, especially when it reveals undisclosed foreign assets.
Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, & Power of Attorney in Arizona - Putting Family First
Foreign Asset Disclosure Program
In This Issue:
- To preserve your wealth, consider a DAPT
- Estate planning for same-sex spouses: What the Supreme Court’s DOMA ruling means
- Using an FLP or LLC? Beware the step transaction...more
In This Issue:
- How to Protect Your Assets as a Business Owner
- Separated But Not Divorced: Don’t Wait to Update Your Estate Plan
- Tales from the Cliff: Estate Planning Policy for 2013 and Beyond
While the new law is projected to raise taxes by about $600 billion in the next 10 years, it offers some comfort for many taxpayers who may have been preparing for the worst
The trustee's primary allegiance is to the beneficiary, not to the non-beneficiary spouse or ex-spouse, unless the express terms of the trust provide otherwise. Thus, when there is marital discord, the trustee must suppress...more
In a January 2011 article we addressed the changes to the gift and estate tax provisions contained in the 2010 Tax Relief Act.
Everything may change at the end of 2012 so it is more important than ever to take a look at...more
Q&A on Estate Planning, Probate, and Business Formations...more
Whether you should transfer ownership of the family business to your offspring may depend on your needs and the ability of your company, after the transfer, to support two families...more
Many entrenepreneurs have spent decades building their business right alongside raising their family. But for as much calculating thought as they have put into running a profitable company, they probably have devoted mush...more
Our Summer Newsletter. Our website has loads of resourceful material that may be of interest, take a look at our resource center and fact sheets. In this issue we have articles on Wills, Trusts, Transferable Nil Rate Bands,...more
Following the stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression which followed, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1932 democratic campaign platform called for regulation of the securities exchanges “to the full extent of federal...more
The following ten planning issues will help prepare the business for sale and reduce unanticipated problems that may arise when a prospective buyer begins investigating the business for possible purchase. Regardless of...more
As business revenues and values have declined over the past number of years, many owners delayed the possible departure from their business through retirement or sale, either waiting for things to get better, or as result of...more
A useful strategy for protecting assets during a down economy and minimizing estate tax liability is starting a family investment company (FIC).
Who can use this plan? Families who want to lessen their estate tax burden,...more
To anyone on Twitter, raise your hand if you don’t pay attention to your number of followers. No matter how not vain you claim to be, your follower number is something that tugs oh-so-gently at your consciousness.
The first goal of a sound financial plan is to protect your personal and business assets from potential lawsuits and claims. ...more
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
Answers common estate planning and probate questions regarding wills, powers of attorney, life support directives, trusts, cost, and the probate process and costs....more
The Pitfalls of Improper Titling of your Assets
This Article discusses why a regular review of the titling of your assets is of the utmost importance....more
In continuing our series on client engagement, we are covering how your intake process (or lack thereof) affects the number of prospects—and eventually paying clients—who make it into your office each month.
If you’re like most lawyers, your marketing budget runs on average of $2,000- 4,000 a month. This might include everything from direct mail to email marketing, Google adwords campaigns, ads in local publications or seminars...more
This document is used as an aid to any estate planning, family law or business planning matter....more
Working with the right attorney makes all the difference. Here are steps to consider in a very important decision....more
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