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Poof Goes the Estate Tax?

In the early hours of March 23, 2013, the United States Senate did something that it had not done since before the release of the iPad: it passed a budget. The Senate also passed dozens of amendments to that budget. Among…more

| Elections & Politics, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

In Plain English: Probate vs. Non-probate Assets

If you’ve given some thought to your estate plan, chances are you know that assets can be divided into two categories: “probate” and “non-probate.” Knowing the difference between these two types of assets is crucial and can…more

| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

3 Estate Planning New Year's Resolutions

It’s that time of year again – the time when we all collectively resolve to spend a little more at the gym, enjoy a lot more time with our families, read that book, take that vacation, and get our financial houses in order. In…more

| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

What Happens when Someone Dies with Two Wills?

What happens when someone dies leaving two or more versions of a Last Will and Testament? How does the probate court decide which Will to admit to probate?…more

| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Did You Know? The Effect of Marriage and Divorce on Your Will

Marriage and divorce change more than just your family circumstances; they can impact your estate planning and perhaps even the validity of certain portions of your Last Will and Testament. Do you know the effect of marriage…more

| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

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