Estate Planning is a process where individuals prepare or plan for the settlement of their personal affairs in the event of incapacitation or death. Estate plans typically include provisions relating to the... more +
Estate Planning is a process where individuals prepare or plan for the settlement of their personal affairs in the event of incapacitation or death. Estate plans typically include provisions relating to the disposition of assets, guardianship of minor children, and appointment of representatives to make medical and financial decisions. Effective estate planning can decrease tax liability and facilitate the probate process.
Buying and Selling Businesses in Today's Economy, Stephen Opler
The 2010 Tax Relief Act and your estate plan
Are your estate planning documents protecting your assets?
The family cottage has become one of the most contentious assets in estate planning and litigation, probably as a result of the emotional bonds that are attached to it. Commonly, cottage owners wish to ensure that the cottage...more
Many people mistakenly believe they can transfer their home to their children while retaining the right to continue living in it for the rest of their life, and remove a substantial portion of the home’s value from their...more
Too often, family members view their business as a source of wealth without making sure that the company is managed by those best suited for the job. Good governance — carefully documented in writing — can help ensure a...more
As discussed in a previous article, due to higher estate tax exemption, certain trusts previously established for purposes of avoiding estate taxes under the estate plan of a predeceased spouse may no longer be necessary in...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
Many people have the misconception that they cannot update their estate plan or even prepare a new Will if they are separated but not yet divorced from their spouse. This is not true. An estate plan can be updated at any...more
In This Issue:
- Tax deal reshapes estate planning landscape
- Are your children prepared to handle your wealth?
- Planning your digital legacy
- Estate Planning Red Flag: You’re married and relocating into or out...more
It’s a dream come true for at least two Americans: on Nov. 29, lottery officials announced that two tickets – one in Arizona and one in Missouri – matched the winning numbers drawn in the Nov. 28 massive Powerball lottery,...more
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