If more than a few years have passed since you created your will or trust, changes in circumstances might dictate a change in plan…more
Some of this year's top scams are directed at innocent taxpayers, while others are committed by taxpayers in a futile and costly attempt to avoid taxes.
For each of the last several years, the Internal Revenue Service has…more
That's not a simple question to answer, as you balance the benefits of a lower cost of living with the realities of a soft real estate market and the emotional aspects of selling the family home
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
Under little-known laws of many states, an adult child can be determined to be financially liable for their parents’ nursing home bills. While Arizona, fortunately,
does not have such a law, some Arizonans may still be subject…more
In the absence of an operating agreement, the LLC will be governed by the rules set forth in Arizona’s statutes, which are silent on what will happen in many situations.
The basic qualities of a good successor trustee are integrity, good judgment and objectivity
When you create a Revocable Living Trust, you should choose someone trustworthy to assume the role of a “successor trustee,” the…more
Don't let Taxmageddon deprive you and your beneficiaries of valuable tax saving opportunities
Unless Congress acts, at the end of 2012 a number of taxpayer-friendly provisions will expire, resulting in sharp increases in the…more
On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the "JOBS Act." The acronym (for “Jumpstarting Our Business Startups”) is a little misleading, as the Act has less to do with jobs, per se, than with easing regulatory…more
The tax laws provide many opportunities for grandparents to provide for their grandkids' financial, educational and other needs. If you have grandchildren, or anticipate their arrival, providing for their future security may be…more
After completing a painful process like a divorce, the last thing most people want to do is sit down with lawyers and financial professionals to review their financial planning. Unfortunately, the need for this type of action…more
In a January 2011 article we addressed the changes to the gift and estate tax provisions contained in the Tax Relief Act. In this article, we cover some of the new law’s personal income tax planning opportunities…more
Unless you don’t watch TV or use the Internet, you have probably heard of the popular movie and book, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” written by a Swedish investigative journalist, Stieg Larsson - This is an interesting…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
As families gather to celebrate, reconnect and enjoy each other’s company, it’s more important than ever to talk about the things that are most important to you – family, values and a legacy that will last - these truly are…more
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