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The Death of Prince Rogers Nelson – An Estate Tax Controversy Likely To Follow

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Many of our readers have asked me about the likely controversy that will ensue following the death of Prince. In fact, two readers feel, since I have been reporting about some of the controversy surrounding the Estate of...more

Trial & Heirs: 5 Estate Planning Stumbling Blocks

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Last month, Prince died at the ripe young age of 57. He had no will, as reported by his only full sibling (a sister). She filed for probate of his estate in Minnesota, where he owned a home in Paisley Park. Under Minnesota...more

Tax Law Blog: Prince's Estate Plan (or lack thereof)

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

News sources are reporting that court documents filed last week indicate Prince died intestate, meaning he did not have a will. His sister filed the paperwork, stating to her knowledge he did not have a will and requesting...more

"New Connecticut Laws Limit Transfer Taxes for Some Decedents, Increase Probate Fees for Most Estates"

Connecticut has implemented changes to its transfer tax and probate laws that affect nearly every decedent leaving even a modest estate via will or nonprobate transfer (such as a revocable trust). A new $20 million cap for...more

A Death in the Family - Now What?

by Snell & Wilmer on

A death in the family is an emotional time, and often the task of closing out the decedent's life is an overwhelming and stressful responsibility left to the decedent's loved ones. Advance planning for the administration of...more

Addressing the Residency Question - Trust and Estates Update Vol. 2015, Issue 1

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Generally, the first criterion for determining whether an individual is subject to probate or to estate or inheritance tax in a state is the individual’s domicile at the time of his or her death. In an increasingly...more

Recent Cases of Interest to Fiduciaries

by McGuireWoods LLP on

In re Estate of House, 2014 Wash. App. LEXIS 3006 (Wash. Ct. App. 2014) - A release waiving any and all claims that the parties may have or may acquire, bars recovery for unknown claims existing at the time the release...more

Wealth Management Update - November 2014

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

November Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intra-Family Loans and Split Interest Charitable Trusts - The November Section 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs,...more

5 Estate Planning Mistakes You Should Try to Avoid

by JD Supra Perspectives on

In your experience, what’s the most costly mistake people make when preparing estate plans, and what can they do to fix them? That’s the question we recently put to attorneys writing on JD Supra....more

Non-Tax Reasons For Creating An Estate Plan

by Varnum LLP on

For most individuals - about 99.9% - estate taxes are no longer a concern thanks to the recent "fiscal cliff" legislation. However, that does not mean that estate planning is no longer necessary....more

Estate Planning & Probate Q&A; Business Formation Q&A

Q&A on Estate Planning, Probate, and Business Formations...more

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