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The 2010 Tax Relief Act and your estate plan
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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 a recent Florida case that likely has relevance to other states, a decedent established a revocable trust for the benefit of his heirs. The trust had typical language that directed that the after the death of the settlor,...more
On July 3, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) posted the public sections of the initial resolution plans submitted by sixteen large bank holding companies. ...more
Banking organizations required to file resolution plans, or “living wills,” received some additional instruction this past Tuesday, July 3, 2012, when the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) and the Federal Reserve...more
As of January 1, 2012, the average cost of skilled nursing care in Pennsylvania is $8,112.13 per month. Recall that according to national statistics, approximately 50% of nursing care throughout the country is paid by...more
Columbia, MO – April 20, 2012 -- A loving daughter agrees to be her mother’s healthcare agent. A thoughtful mother completes a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) and DNI (Do Not Intubate) forms. The mother even goes so far as to wear a...more
Columbia, MO – April 20, 2012 -- Alisa M. Dotson, Esq. watched a video of a loving daughter who agrees to be her mother’s healthcare agent. A thoughtful mother completes a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) and DNI (Do Not Intubate)...more
Columbia, MO – February 28, 2012 -- To SSA, the word “disabled” is not a medical term. This is the number one reason that the agency will not accept your doctor’s pronouncement that you are “disabled.” To SSA, being disabled...more
It all comes down to political risk versus market risk. Social security legally is merely a government welfare program masquerading as a quasi-private funded defined benefit pension plan. Social security bestows no legally...more
IN THIS ISSUE: 2011 Tax Law Changes; Estate Planning and the 2010 Tax Act; Planning and Paying for Long-term Care (Part 1 in a Series);McNees Welcomes Scott Alan Mitchell.
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On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (HR 4853) (the “2010 Tax Relief Act”).
The 2010 Tax Relief Act extends for two...more
The New York Court of Appeals held yesterday that “New York Law permits a person to procure an insurance policy on his or her own life and immediately transfer it to one without an insurable interest in that life, even...more
Effective July 29, 2010, less than a month after California’s first Stranger Originated Life Insurance (“STOLI”) legislation, Senate Bill 98, took effect, the California Department of Insurance (“DOI”) issued emergency...more